Soylent, a substance, is about to be everywhere. A team of queasy venture capitalists just invested $US50 million ($67.5 million) into the company. This, despite the fact that Soylent is perhaps best known for lying about its ingredients and giving people fits of relentless vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhoea.
One of Soylent’s biggest ingredient suppliers — TerraVia — has thrown down the gauntlet and cut ties with the meal replacement company, effective immediately. It’s part of possibly the strangest PR feud of the year, and probably the first major controversy in history involving algae.
We finally know why Soylent Food Bars were making people sick.