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posted by martyb on Saturday October 29 2016, @10:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the not-all-proteins-are-created-equal dept.

Oh boy, Soylent. The post-food people are back at it again with the stomach problems. This time, it’s not the Bars that are getting investigated, but their Powder 1.6 product, which is turning up similar symptoms.

The company has stopped all distribution and sales of the powder for now. It announced in a blog post yesterday that all of their products tested negative for contamination and pathogens. But they’re hoping to find out what’s making some people sick as soon as possible:

“During our review, we noticed that a handful of consumers (less than 0.1%) who consumed Powder 1.6 over the past several months reported stomach-related symptoms that are consistent with what our Bar customers described. Interestingly, we didn’t see similar complaints during the 1.5 formulation. This possible connection allows us to narrow the field considerably given there are only a few ingredients that are specific to only our bars and Powder 1.6.”

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  • (Score: 1) by tekk on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:42PM

    by tekk (5704) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:42PM (#420176)

    So Soylent people tend to be split into two camps. For one camp, they just don't enjoy food, weird as that sounds. Eating is 100% a way to get nutrients, and with Soylent you just get it and your nutrients are pretty much covered; you still want some solid foods for fiber, but aside from that you're golden. The other camp is what the other commenter has described. You keep it around for when you don't feel like cooking, because it's better for you and cheaper than eating out.

  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 29 2016, @05:50PM (#420181)

    > you still want some solid foods for fiber,

    Soylent has fiber. [] [28g per 2000 calories]
    Even the liquid version too. [] [15g per 2000 calories]
    More than the typical american diet contains. [] [14g per day]

    The typical american diet is pretty much a shit show. Even a 100% soylent diet is better than that.