I am one of the 6+million people subscribed to the REACT channel on YouTube. I’m an avid watcher of their food videos. They recently posted a video called Teens vs. Soylent.
The teens reactions were basically 1 of 2 thoughts:
- Soylent is a great option for people who don’t have time to eat in the mornings.
- Soylent ruins the social benefits of food.
While I agree with the latter, my first reaction to Soylent was entirely different. A possible cure to poverty.
Here are some facts about Soylent, if, like me, you have never heard of it before reading this post.
- It’s made of:
- Soy Protein
- Algal Oil
- Vitamins & Minerals
- Comes in dink and powder form
- 1 year shelf life
- low waste
- transparent labeling
- made in USA
- here’s a deeper breakdown
Almost HALF of the WORLD’s population, (≈3billion people) live in poverty. They live on less than $2.50 a day. Soylent is meant to take the hassle out of food preparation, while providing the recommended amount of nutrients.
It costs about 9$ a day to live off of Soylent. Th waste is minimal, with the incorporation of reusable bottles. With it’s physical form and long shelf life, it can be easily transported. With the right means and sponsoring, we could easily provide Soylent to malnutritious people all over the world.
Those in poverty suffer, living day by day without a home, without the necessities for a healthy living. Soylent can be used for the betterment of man kind. Why make eating more efficient for those who already have food, when eating can be made convenient and accessible to everyone? I see a chance at changing the world.
Have you tried Soylent? What are your reactions?