Here’s hoping you are ready for the future because the future has arrived. Remember all those books and movies about the distant future where people pop a few capsules instead of eating food? A near-perfect food substitute has been developed by a very young man, a probable future millionaire, named Rob Rhinehart, and it is called Soylent.
Soylent does not have any soy in it. It is a powder you mix with water and it does contain:
- Maltodextrin (carbs)
- Oat Powder (carbs, fiber, protein, fat)
- Whey Isolate (protein)
- Grapeseed Oil (fat)
- Potassium Gluconate
- Salt (sodium)
- Magnesium Gluconate
- Monosodium Phosphate
- Calcium Carbonate
- Methylsulfonylmethane (Sulfur)
- Powdered Soy Lecithin
- Choline Bitartrate
- Ferrous Gluconate (Iron)
- and various vitamin and mineral supplements.
It all started when Rhinehart, an electrical engineer and computer scientist, just out of college was building cheap wireless networks in developing countries and found food too big a hassle. He researched what the body must have to survive and created Soylent. So far there are two formulas, one for men and one for women.
This is not a medical endorsement of Soylent, particularly since it contains whey for protein and this writer does not consume animal products. Rhinehart says Soylent is meant to be consumed along with traditional food, but it is better for the body than the normal food diet.
Watch the attached video where Rob Rhinehart answers questions about Soylent and his startup crowdfunding project. There is another video on YouTube that tells his convincing arguments for why you should invest in the Soylent project such as:
- Soylent conveniently delivers 100 percent of the healthy body’s nutritional needs
- it contains no toxins, allergens, or carcinogens
- it requires no refrigeration, no cookware
- it has little waste and spoilage since it lasts for years
- it costs much less than traditional groceries
- it is easy to determine exactly how many calories you are ingesting for weight control
- eating becomes a social leisure activity which you do whenever you want, more like going to the movies
- world hunger is mostly due to distribution logistics and this powder can be easily shipped and stored worldwide
- Soylent is far more efficient by weight and volume than traditional food since every ounce is used by the body for energy and nutrition and the body doesn’t have to get rid of a lot of excess waste
- it can have a significant impact on the earth by reducing hunger and subsistence farming
as well as cooking, cleaning, and agricultural practices that harm both people and the environment
- you would be helping create “an efficient form of fuel humanity for the first time in history.”
Rhinehart and cohorts are getting Soylent marketable, having raised $200,000 in one day in their crowd-funding with only 22 days remaining as of this writing. Cost currently is $65 for one week’s worth of meals, with estimated delivery in August 2013 and only available in the United States for now. View the site for other pricing options.