Where do the ingredients in Soylent come from?


#1

Hi all. I’m new here. First post. I hope I’m not repeating an old topic.

I was wondering where all of the components of Soylent come from. Like, where do they get the raw resources required to actually make the powder (and the oil)? I know there are a lot of ingredients, of course. I just want to trace the process of making it and figure out if it’s sustainable.

Thanks!


#2

You want to know where the ingredients are sourced from? Not what the ingredients themselves are? I haven’t seen the information pop up for more than a handful of ingredients (I think the rice protein is from China, but I’m not sure).

@MattCauble or @JulioMiles would be the ones to ask about this.


#3

They have just started. Maybe in the future they will try to get them from sustainable sources, if they arent doing it already.


#4

What I mean is that, yes sure they might synthesize some of the chemicals and all, but where do the raw base materials to synthesize the chemicals originate from? Is there a mine somewhere in China that workers dig out minerals from? Is there a specific weird protein they extract from horses or something? These are just examples. I don’t actually know. I was hoping some of you might? What I am concerned about is the sustainability of Soylent and other DIY products like it.