Wed August 13, 2014
Soylent Is Not People
In the 1973 movie, Soylent Green, the earth is devoid of fruits, vegetables and meat, and people are obliged to eat a powdered food made with plankton from the ocean. The movie takes place in 2022, 8 years from now. And these days, much to the chagrin of chefs and foodies everywhere, a real product named Soylent is available for people who want to have a diet that meets their nutritional needs in as efficient a manner as possible.
This morning, a conversation with the Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel, about whether or not a diet consisting only of Soylent is actually a viable alternate to eating real food. Monica Reinagel joins Tom Hall in the studio, along with our intrepid Senior Producer, Matt Purdy, who tried the "Soylent" diet for a week.