"The Beige-ification of Food: Soylent and the Destruction of Genuine Diversity"


#1

I always knew Soylent was being run by a bunch of leftist elitists and it is refreshing to see them called out on it. (/heavy sarcasm)

Really though, how can people spew this garbage?


#2

I thought that was hilarious. Especially after reading from the Communist blog Counterpunch yesterday how Soylent is an uber elitist capitalist right wing conspiracy.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/05/19/solyent-neoliberalism-and-the-politics-of-life-hacking/

My theory is that all of us have some serious cave man deep food insecurities and don’t trust anything that we aren’t completely used to.


#3

Aah, so they are elitist rightist AND leftist.

How very sneaky of them.


#4

Wow. Just…wow.

More letters.


#5

It seems to be a common assumption by journalist that Soylent is trying to replace food, no idea where they are getting this from. Soylent is just another meal option, a quick healthy meal. If anything its adding diversity by giving people another meal option. I cant wait to get my Soylent, I’ve been wanting a default meal option thats healthy and well balanced for years. I remember telling my Mom when I was a teenager that I wish there was something like dog food but for people. She laughed and said I would probably be the only one who would eat it.


#6

…And there you have it. Wow. Just…wow. I made the mistake of reading through their site. Some things just can’t be unread.

I will say this for Soylent: It sure is a multifaceted product. “Journalists” on the right and the left, and every position in between, seem to be able to impose their political convictions on the stuff. Soylent is a springboard to talk about everything imaginable except…well, Soylent.

Hey, I’m not complaining. As a Soylenter, all this talk just makes me look like some cutting-edge revolutionary type…when all I’m really doing is eating food. :yum:


#7

You’re so right that food is a political issue. It’s kind of funny just how political it is.


#8

I didn’t realize my lunchtime banana soylent smoothie was so rife with meaning.


#9

At least you’re using a banana. The internet thanks you.


#10

Had to… You know, for scale.


#11

With Soylent, the poor can enjoy greater access to nutrition, women will no longer have any need to cook (god forbid)…

This sentence was about when I realized how worthless (aside from a laugh) the article would be.


#12

Waste of bandwidth, although at the end was this gem…


#13

but does it scale?


#14

Yes, that would be the joke. =P