Soylent: Is the ‘Food of the Future’ Really a Nutrition Solution?

June 10, 2013

“'A child with severe malnutrition presents either as skin and bones, with what they call baggy pants — when their skin sags on their bottoms — or all their limbs swell. They don’t have an appetite anymore, they don’t cry, they don’t move. The Plumpy’Nut physically changes them within a matter of days,' says Heidi Reed, the communications manager of Edesia, one of the nonprofits in the PlumpyField Network. Edesia provides Plumpy’Nut to buyers like UNICEF, the World Food Program, USAID, Action Against Hunger and other organizations with nutrition programs. The majority of their products are sent and distributed to West Africa and Ethiopia."