Why is it named Soylent?

Our name was inspired by Harry Harrison's 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!, which explores the impact massive population growth could have on world resources. In the book, "soylent" is made of soy and lentils and is a new food source used to accommodate overpopulation.

Powdered Soylent doesn't have either (just a small amount of soy lecithin), and Soylent 2.0 doesn't contain whole soy (just the protein isolate) but Soylent is inspired by the idea that we must have an eye toward sustainable food sources as the world's population growth increasingly taxes our resources. 

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