If you thought food pills were bad, at least you
never had to deal with the horror of purely synthetic food. As
part of a space experiment in 1965, twenty four men volunteered to be
fed nothing but a food made from pure chemicals for nineteen weeks. I
should say that that twenty four men started, but only fifteen
finished. No, the other nine didn't starve to death. The
experiment proved quite successful from a medical point of view and
everyone who finished was perfectly healthy. It had more to do
with the fact that the "food" wasn't even as solid a meal as a pill.
It was syrup. Looked like weak corn syrup.
Tasted like weak corn syrup.
No wonder they had to be locked up for the duration
of the experiment. One unguarded window and it was "Hello,
For any aspiring cooks with access to an organic
chemistry lab, here is the recipe. Frankly, I'm holding out for
Composition of an artificial diet entirely
composed of purified chemical compounds