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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday October 25 2017, @11:51PM   Printer-friendly
from the as-long-as-it's-not-green dept.

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

The meal-replacement maker said that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency [CFIA] is blocking sales of Soylent in the country.

"Our products do not meet a select few of the CFIA requirements for a 'meal replacement,'" Rob Rhinehart, Founder and CEO of Soylent-maker Rosa Foods, said in a letter to Canadian customers.

"Although we feel strongly that these requirements do not reflect the current understanding of human nutritional needs, we respect the CFIA's regulations and will fully comply with any regulatory action they deem appropriate," he said.

In a statement, Rosa Foods said it "is working hard to resolve the categorization issue with the CFIA as quickly as possible so we can continue to provide complete, quality nutrition to our community in Canada." Until then, the company cannot ship any product to Canadian warehouses or sell Soylent to Canadian customers.

PSA: SoylentNews is not an important part of your balanced breakfast.

Source: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/24/news/soylent-canada-ban/index.html


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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by richtopia on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:06AM (1 child)

    by richtopia (3160) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:06AM (#587626) Homepage Journal

    I try to spend 8-9AM every day on SN while eating my breakfast. Sometimes the boss does come over with some high-priority item or I have to attend a meeting, but working really decreases my enjoyment of being at the office.

    • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:37AM

      by krishnoid (1156) on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:37AM (#587639)

      No kidding. How do the editors feel about 'part of your fair and balanced late brunch'?

  • (Score: 2) by Snotnose on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:37AM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:37AM (#587641)

    hence fell afoul of Copyright laws.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:39AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @12:39AM (#587643)

    They'll add a squirt of maple syrup and it will then meet all the Canadian nutritional requirements.

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by MrGuy on Thursday October 26 2017, @01:59AM

    by MrGuy (1007) on Thursday October 26 2017, @01:59AM (#587665)

    Some actual news about soylent.

    I don't know what all those other techie mumbo jumbo posts were all about.

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Gaaark on Thursday October 26 2017, @02:43AM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 26 2017, @02:43AM (#587678) Homepage Journal

    Just don't call it a meal replacement: just call it New Coke Cock and get some old black sex fiend to hawk itand sell it.

    If you can sell Twinkies, you should be able to sell Soylent.

    Here, I'll call Justin Trudeau and fix this all up. Just gimme a second (and several million dollars)....

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by realDonaldTrump on Thursday October 26 2017, @03:22AM (5 children)

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 26 2017, @03:22AM (#587688) Homepage Journal

    I have very serious concerns about NAFTA. Which President Clinton, President Bill Clinton, got us into. NAFTA's been a catastrophe for our country. It's been a catastrophe for our workers and our jobs and our companies. They're leaving our country. I want to change it. And maybe redo it or cancel it. Because it's very unfair. It has to be fair, it's not fair. They call it free trade, it's not. In fact, as you see, it's not free. Canada is blocking our Soylent. Very harmful to our corn and soy industry. Our Soylent, one way or another, is made of corn and soy. A tremendous food substitute, and supposedly they don't like what's in it? So they're blocking that, while they're sending us goods that aren't even theirs. That aren't even Canadian. Because they have a lot, a lot of Chinese value in them. It's a huge, huge loophole, folks. Which they have no shame about. Which they use the hell out of. Trust me, they're ruthless like you wouldn't believe.

    But I'm keeping all the options on the table. As I said, I can change NAFTA or cancel it. And maybe we'll have a value added tax or a carbon tax. My guys looked into those. We haven't done them. I never said I wouldn't do those. I approved the Keystone XL, I told Canada to reapply for that. And I approved it, as I promised. Which cost me a lot of votes in the election. Big league. Believe me, I would have won in California, New Hampshire and Virginia, in spite of the way the Dems rigged it. If I said "let's not do Keystone" I would have won tremendously there. But we need the energy, we're going to need all the energy. So I said they can have the Keystone XL, they can send their oil. It's a lot of carbon, I said they can have their pipeline. I never said it's tax free. Never said that. Because you're Canada you don't pay tax?

    As I said I'm keeping all the options on the table. My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. I'm doing one of the greatest military buildups in American history. Maybe the greatest, probably the greatest. We will be the most powerful nuclear nation on Earth by far. I've put our B-52s on alert. I've ordered my pilots to come out of retirement. Ordered them to start flying again. We have the best military. So I have some terrific options there. #MAGA 🇺🇸

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    • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @03:51AM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @03:51AM (#587694)

      You know, it's moderately terrifying how well you imitate him.

      • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Thursday October 26 2017, @09:36AM

        by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 26 2017, @09:36AM (#587744) Homepage Journal

        People say, "oh, fake news, fake news, this can't be happening!" These are foolish people. It's not fake news. It's very, very real. Enjoy!

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      • (Score: 2) by LoRdTAW on Thursday October 26 2017, @02:35PM (2 children)

        by LoRdTAW (3755) Subscriber Badge on Thursday October 26 2017, @02:35PM (#587823) Journal

        I sometimes imagine that Trump actually found a quiet corner of the net to unwind without people noticing. The person behind the account is oddly dedicated to the task.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @05:19PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @05:19PM (#587887)

          Ummm...dedicated. Yeah. Sometimes I think the dude is so good we may be seeing the real McCoy, as it were.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27 2017, @06:50AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 27 2017, @06:50AM (#588138)
          Maybe someone is testing an AI substitute for the US president ;).

          That way Trump can focus on his core stuff like groping and golf.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @06:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 26 2017, @06:09PM (#587914)

    Oh, the millennial humanity!

  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Friday October 27 2017, @07:40PM

    by Bot (3902) on Friday October 27 2017, @07:40PM (#588388)

    Fuck, meta.

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