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European drought impacts oat crop, meal replacements scramble for supply

European drought impacts oat crop, meal replacements scramble for supply

Europe is experiencing one of the worst heat waves since records began … a lot of this year’s oat crop has near failed and there is an oat shortage which is problematic for businesses like us that rely on oats.

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Genesis Foods teases complete lineup change for 2019

Genesis Foods teases complete lineup change for 2019

In a Reddit post (linked), Genesis foods founder “IcyElemental” describes a major revision and reformulation of the UK company’s product line, saying

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Actualize (keto meal replacement startup) to be acquired by Super Body Fuel

Actualize (keto meal replacement startup) to be acquired by Super Body Fuel

Originally posted on futurefood.hellobox.co. In an email to customers, Actualize founder Cam Sepah writes in part, … I wanted you to be the first to know of an exciting development–Actualize been acquired by Super Body Fuel! As you may have noticed, we’ve been struggling to keep up with customer demand and running out of stock. … […]

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Confirmed: Plenny Shake will be completely reformulated later this year

Confirmed: Plenny Shake will be completely reformulated later this year

The JimmyJoy powders will be all-Vegan and “much smoother” in July or August.

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Queal US warehouse now open

Queal US warehouse now open

Things are heating up a bit in the US, with Queal joining Huel in opening up American facilities. Queal are a brilliant brand with products in both powder and bar format. Will be very interesting to watch how they do. Queal US warehouse now open! 10% discount code inside. from soylent  

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Results for the Queal/Saturo-sponsored Complete Foods Survey

Results for the Queal/Saturo-sponsored Complete Foods Survey

We were a little surprised to find that meal replacement users are overwhelmingly male and in the tech industry. It’s a bit upsetting to find all the stereotypes are true: Soylent users are male geeks almost exclusively.

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Vital House shake in bottles; Biolent reprieve

Vital House shake in bottles; Biolent reprieve

Chris Au, founder of the Canadian meal replacement companies Biolent and VitalHouse, has announced in an email to subscribers that the planned termination of Biolent products in favor of the pricier VitalHouse line would be delayed:

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Rosa Foods continues to have product consistency issues

Rosa Foods continues to have product consistency issues

Multiple users of Soylent Drink have complained over the past two weeks about a change in flavor and in digestibility that seems to be related to the change from the old, round bottles to the new “squround” shape. Possibly the newer bottles are being filled in a different co-packer facility?

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Review of Nutberg with lots of pictures

Review of Nutberg with lots of pictures

Nutberg is a Czech eurosoylent offering free shipping across the EU. Prices are very expensive, possibly on account of their emphasis on more natural, simple ingredients – between 5,14 – 9,12€ per 1000kcal, compared to Joylent’s 2,38 – 2,86€.

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Coffee Flour — potential new DIY ingredient for fiber and bulk

Coffee flour is a new food product that is rich in dietary fiber, and as such may be of great value to makers of DIY meal replacements, and to the many who complain that Soylent and other commercial meal replacements lack fiber.

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Brief reviews of Feed, Runtime, Glycogenesis and Saturo

Brief reviews of Feed, Runtime, Glycogenesis and Saturo

After starting off on the wrong foot, I wanted to try out complete foods for my lunch again, and asked for advice on Reddit. Generously, a few european manufacturers offered to send me free samples, and after ordering a few packages of my own as well, I wanted to share my thoughts on what I’ve tried (so far).

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Real research on effect of Soylent on gut biota — and good news

This is a very relevant issue to study, first because people often find that their digestive tracts behave differently (farts, diarrhea) on switching to a meal replacement, and second because of lingering questions on the long-term health effects of meal replacements.

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Detailed critical analysis of protein supplements

Detailed critical analysis of protein supplements

LabDoor is an independent testing firm that analyzes foods and supplements. In the linked report they compared 81 protein supplements, analyzing each for their actual nutritive contents as well as for contaminants like heavy metals.

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Plenny Shake joins Queal in offering “Limited Edition” flavors

Plenny Shake joins Queal in offering “Limited Edition” flavors

Queal has worked to keep up user interest with a series of “limited edition” flavors – last fall’s “Speculaas” (or is it “Speculoos”?) flavor was a big hit and will likely return this fall.

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Genesis foods mulls Phytogenesis v2.0, Nutri-Nerds invited to join

Genesis foods mulls Phytogenesis v2.0, Nutri-Nerds invited to join

About a year ago Genesis Foods briefly offered a Phytogenesis product, a powdered mix of various phytonutrients. It’s coming back, but first; Genesis want your input.

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Soylent co-founder Coogan moves on

Soylent co-founder Coogan moves on

John Coogan, who had been CTO for Soylent since the beginning, has left the company to do other things.

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Meal worms and crickets galore! Its another entomophagy roundup!

Meal worms and crickets galore! Its another entomophagy roundup!

The COOP grocery chain, said to be one of the largest in Europe, has begun selling insect-based foods in its Switzerland stores. This did not happen easily.

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