Stop Eating Food: The Soylent Experiment

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

We’re replacing food with Soylent for a week! And we’re posting daily video diaries about our experiences at

• Day One:
• Day Two:
• Day Three:
• Day Four:
• Day Five:
• Day Six Wrap up with Rob Rhinehart:

Could humans survive without solid food? The DNews team puts down their forks for a week to find out! For seven days, they consume only a highly nutritious shake called Soylent. Anthony sits down with Rob Rhinehart, the creator of Soylent who’s been living on the stuff for a month. Watch as Rob and the Dnews team outline the ups and downs of living in a post-food world.

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“Two Months of Soylent”

“THIS MAN THINKS HE NEVER HAS TO EAT AGAIN”

“You know what’s a complete waste of time, money, and effort? Eating. Rob Rhinehart—a 24-year-old software engineer from Atlanta and, presumably, an impossibly busy man—thinks so.”

“Who Needs Food When You Have Soylent?”

“Add up all the time and money that you’ve spent this month on food — shopping for groceries, cooking, cleaning up, paying your grocery and restaurant bills — and you might be surprised at how much of your life is eaten by food.”

“Why Don’t We Have Food Replacement Pills?”

“From single pills providing a day’s nutrition to bubblegum that serves you a three-course dinner, bite-sized food replacements have been present in fiction for a long time. And the fuss all started with suffragette.”

DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week.

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24 comments

朝日奈ハス January 17, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Soylent Green is People!

Ignoble. January 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

soylent green is people!!!!!!!!

DontFuckWitDreDay February 1, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Green people is soylent!

wise D February 4, 2018 - 7:23 PM

soylent green is people!

Daniel Nguyen May 8, 2018 - 12:35 PM

The reason I drink Soylent is because when I wake up in the morning I’m not hungry yet which makes it hard for me to eat breakfast. That’s a problem because if I don’t eat, I’m going to be hungry at work. So I just chug a Soylent before I head off to work. It’s much easier that way. Then I eat regular food for lunch and dinner.

PM May 8, 2018 - 2:54 PM

soylent green is people!

GO KI May 29, 2018 - 12:32 PM

People is soylent green

김건우 July 13, 2018 - 9:08 PM

Um… guys, I'm Soylent Green

Rya N September 28, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Ya preservatives cause tumors

살려줘 October 13, 2018 - 7:40 PM

People?

Fuz Beatboxer n October 15, 2018 - 3:43 AM

Nassa could eat this when going to mars

Just Human January 25, 2019 - 7:23 PM

People Soylent is Green!

Blake McCabe April 5, 2019 - 9:18 AM

If it's so healthy and cheap t produce, give it to poor countries and ppl for free and help them

연료통 May 27, 2019 - 10:13 PM

소일렌트 그린은 뭐다? 터질듯한 인육이다!

victorious09 June 1, 2019 - 3:10 PM

soylent green is people!

알렉스 September 28, 2019 - 1:43 PM

The Soylent – The People

KRIS November 23, 2019 - 10:42 AM

SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!

살려줘 December 22, 2019 - 5:15 PM

People???

Gavril Chelovekov December 31, 2019 - 7:01 AM

Stop eating food: Start eating men?

큰머리개 April 12, 2020 - 9:52 PM

Look at ths thousands of solylent green quotes XD

Arturo S.L. April 22, 2020 - 9:47 AM

No.

Arturo S.L. April 22, 2020 - 9:47 AM

no. no no

escape_confusion February 7, 2021 - 11:18 AM

Moron. Dairy is not an essential nutrient. It's laden with cholesterol, hormones and antibiotics. Totally went against your own goal as soon as you mentioned the first ingredient, whey.

Pat McArdle September 23, 2021 - 9:41 AM

Foolish name I suspect …