Is future-food unknown?

As we are reminded of on a near-daily basis, the American lifestyle is not environmentally friendly. Not only do we need to stop using SUVs to cart our kids to soccer, we need to find more sustainable food sources. And in true American fashion, Silicon Valley has risen to the occasion and provided some entrepreneurial solutions. One of the more well-known tech foods is Soylent.  Soylent is a genetically-modified product, derived from soy and oats.  Billed as the ultimate meal replacement drink, Soylent contains enough calories and micro-nutrients to replace any meal. (The original goal of Soylent was to remove the need to eat ANY food.  Foodies were not happy but many people took on the challenge and lived off of only Soylent for months at a time.) The original target audience for Soylent was Silicon Valley techies who did not have enough time in their day to stop and chew.  Now, Soylent is sold at your neighborhood Walmart.   Not only will Soylent require humans to expend less energy to consume it, due to the long shelf-life, Soylent reduces food waste. Soylent is advertised as made entirely out of plant products, which reduces the amount of resources that are required to produce this liquid meal.  And if you think the individual-bottle packaging is wasteful, Soylent offers a line of powders for mixing. And you can buy directly from the company, reducing the carbon-imprint of shipping. Lastly, Soylent brags about the benefits of GMOs, commenting on how the process is better for the planet and society and should not be viewed as scary. But why aren’t we all just...