There are considerable savings in terms of cooking, water, time etc when consuming soylent. Has anyone got an idea if the process would overall save energy? Let me expand…
Current way of eating > Go shopping once a week, (may drive the the store, or pick up stuff on the way home via public transport)
Cook the food
Dispose of packaging
In terms of embedded energy > Food grown using tractors, fertilizers, harvesting, food transported to store, transport (of self) to and from store, cold storage, cooking using energy, cleaning using energy/water, disposing of packaging/s (energy upon collecting). I compost/worm farm the rest of the food scraps.
Compared to the embedded energy in Soylent > Food/minerals grown/extracted, harvest, transport to processing area, processing, transport to warehouse, transport to Soylent factory (or what have you) transport to consumer.
Is the soylent much more efficient in terms of total energy consumed?