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Soylent Green, Sci-Fi or ecoChallenge?

Tags: Environment, film science fiction,

Posted January 16, 2012 by eco

Food For Thought
In 2022, the Earth is overpopulated, polluted and natural resources have been exhausted....cautionary tale or insightful prediction?

In the 1973 science fiction film, Soylent Green, o
vercrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have forced world leaders to find a new food source for the masses. The answer, Soylent Green, an artificial food stuff whose actual ingredients are not known by the public. Thorn (Charlton Heston) is the tough homicide detective who stumbles onto the secret - so terrifying no one would dare believe him.

Even though the secret ingredient in Soylent Green may not be a plausible option, population growth, (now hovering around a 7 billion), pollution and the depletion of natural resources are real.  So here we are in 2012 with a fragile food system dependent on cheap energy, distributed by mega corporations hungry for big profit margins....what could possibly go wrong? 


If you like science fiction from the 1970s, Charlton Heston, 
Edward G. Robinson and Joseph Cotten, you'll enjoy Soylent Green. Although, it may prompt you to read packaged food labels more closely and plant a vegetable garden.

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