OK, now I’m gonna light some people up. Maybe it is my age; maybe it is my experience, maybe it is just my love of movies? When I think of the word “Soylent,” I remember a movie from the 70’s with Charlton Heston called Soylent Green (click here if you want to see a trailer-best part!).
When it came out in 1973, it was a freaker. What a great story line, creepy, but great! Of course, about the same time, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes came out too (see the previous post) which was a really wild freaker movie. The whole concept of screwing around with food started coming to light. This, for me, was the first time I started taking an interest in what goes on (or into) with my food. I was about 15 then, and we grew our own food on the farm. Some things like sugar, coffee, flour we bought from the store. But everything that was possible to grow in Wisconsin. We did and then preserved it for the year to come. We saved our own seeds, took our own cutting, and knew what we were eating.
Not anymore. It’s a scary world of food out there now! Hybrids, GMO’s, can’t save your own seeds because they won’t grow or because you may be stepping on some corporate’s toes. REALLY?? How did we come to this?
A company has created a food and used the word Soylent in its title. I don’t know if they are too young to connect with the old movie, or if they just thought this was a really good idea? Either way, I just don’t know what to make of it.
They sent me a “request to follow” on tumbler. Before I agree to any requests, I go and take a look at them. Well, those of you that know me and know about our farming/gardening methods know that we are “natural” promoters. We like to do things the normal, natural way with our gardens. Pull our weeds by hand, use companion planting, save our own seeds, use natural pest control measures – no chemicals allowed here! So for this company to want me to “follow” them is kind of stupid. They have chosen to follow me, I’m sure, for marketing reasons. Trying to tap into a bigger audience. However, I am thinking that they did not read my fine print (which is actually normal size and ALLL over the place) on my/our decision to be natural in our methods.
They are pushing “Soylent” as a way to feed more people (hmm??). How about if we teach more people how to grow their own? Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, kind of thing.
Now, I’m all for live and let live; this is why I do not usually talk about this type of stuff (along with politics or religion), but they contacted me first. So, they gave me the opportunity to dig into them (something I love doing – research!!). They have some good products listed on the back of their bag:
HOWEVER, soy is one of their key ingredients. As much as I love tofu, I also know that a majority of the crops are now grown using GMO seeds (Go here and check out the info for yourselves!). So I either do not eat it or find something that is organically grown (even this I have issues with, but that’s another story).
So, unless there is some type of zombie apocalypse and I have no other choice to feed my family, I will not eat people, GMO’s, clones or any other type of un-natural type foods.
- I will dig in my weedy dirt
- Create my own compost to throw on my weedy dirt
- Save my own seeds
- Grow my own food
- Process it in as many ways as possible to preserve the freshness
- And enjoy the fruits of all my hard labor.
I also choose to do the following:
- Share with my family
- Share with our friends.
- Teach others to grow this way
- Help those that want to learn this method.
- Encourage more to grow naturally
If you want to follow me, friend me, pin me and request me to do it back; you better have your ducks in a row because I will be digging!