Life After Food

Life After Food

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Brian Merchant is on the route to Soylent HQ, where 25-year-old Rob Rhinehart and his crew whip up the internet famous hacker meal - the macro-nutritious shake they think will soon replace the bulk of our meals. It's just one of many visions currently vying for the future food crown. The world's population is still burgeoning, after all; 600-800 million people are going hungry every year, and the spectre of food riots is perpetually percolating; the damage for cheap, nutritious food is greater than ever. Soylent is a total food replacement and Brian will be living on a mixture alone just like Rob, the man who invented it. Soylent, canola oil, fish oil capsules and water - that's Brian's entire diet for the next month.