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22nd Feb '17 2:33:38 AM zequeins
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* Overlapping with IAteWhat, Japanese researcher made synthetic beef from fecal matter. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2011/07/08/meat-made-from-human-feces-hoax-or-japans-best-new-invention/#752fd1db73d4 No, really.]]

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* Overlapping with IAteWhat, Japanese researcher made synthetic beef from fecal matter. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2011/07/08/meat-made-from-human-feces-hoax-or-japans-best-new-invention/#752fd1db73d4 No, really.]]

22nd Feb '17 2:32:09 AM zequeins
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* Overlapping with IAteWhat, Japanese researcher made synthetic beef from fecal matter. [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2011/07/08/meat-made-from-human-feces-hoax-or-japans-best-new-invention/#752fd1db73d4 No, really.]]
23rd Dec '16 1:14:15 PM StarSword
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''. In "FAKE FOOD" Togusa isn't happy when he takes a bite from the lunchbox and finds himself eating food meant for cyborgs.
-->'''Togusa:''' UGGH! What the- This food is for cyborgs -- it's gross!"
-->'''Batou:''' Relax, it won't kill ya. The only stuff it's made of is 90% gluten with [[{{Nanotechnology}} amino-acid based micromachines]].

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''.''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In "FAKE FOOD" Togusa isn't happy when he takes a bite from the lunchbox and finds himself eating food meant for cyborgs.
-->'''Togusa:''' UGGH! What the- This food is for cyborgs -- it's gross!"
-->'''Batou:'''
gross!\\
'''Batou:'''
Relax, it won't kill ya. The only stuff it's made of is 90% gluten with [[{{Nanotechnology}} amino-acid based micromachines]].



* In the novel tie-in to the videogame ''Rebel Moon'', two characters mention in passing that the food they eat includes genetically modified vegetables and vat-cloned meat (ironically, chicken).
* Played with in Richard Kadrey's ''Metrophage'': meat from livestock is still fairly common, but the farm animals in question are genetically engineered to have no feet or other unpalatable parts, and are themselves fed intravenous nutrition as they grow to slaughter-age in vats. When Jonny has a chance to try beef from a conventional steer that grazed naturally, he finds it so bland due to the absence of artificial growth-enhancers and other vat-stock chemicals that he can't finish his steak.

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* In the novel tie-in to the videogame ''Rebel Moon'', ''VideoGame/RebelMoon'', two characters mention in passing that the food they eat includes genetically modified vegetables and vat-cloned meat (ironically, chicken).
* Played with in Richard Kadrey's ''Metrophage'': ''Literature/{{Metrophage}}'': meat from livestock is still fairly common, but the farm animals in question are genetically engineered to have no feet or other unpalatable parts, and are themselves fed intravenous nutrition as they grow to slaughter-age in vats. When Jonny has a chance to try beef from a conventional steer that grazed naturally, he finds it so bland due to the absence of artificial growth-enhancers and other vat-stock chemicals that he can't finish his steak.



* In the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novels, several Adeptus Mechanicus worlds seem to run on soylens viridiens, a vat-produced foodstuff whose ShoutOut name implies it's [[HumanResources made from corpses]] but is eventually said to be mostly "reconstituted pulses" [[note]]beans and lentils, in American English[[/note]]. Tech-priests find it an efficient way to ingest nutrients, and can't figure out why Cain would rather have a steak.



** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "[[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Food_synthesizer Food synthesizers]]" make food from dehydrated tablets. And kids will apparently eat the resulting food without being forced, although that portrayal is probably the effect of [[{{Zeerust}} 1960s technophilia]]. "Charlie X", a TOS episode, suggests that starship food is artificial when Kirk complains about eating synthetic meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Episodes like "Trouble with Tribbles" state colony worlds subsist on farmed food though the grain is a type of futuristic hybrid [[note]]albeit one not far removed from real-world triticale, a wheat/rye hybrid originally bred in 19th century Scotland and Sweden; in the United States, some companies like Bob's Red Mill will sell you the flour, although it's rather expensive.[[/note]].
** In [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]], [[MatterReplicator replicators]] seem to make food from ''PureEnergy'', [[note]]The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual', which was written by propmasters Michael Okuda and Rick Sternbach, suggest it's actually a sort of organic slurry of a chemical composition to make food replication statistically easier; in other words, like many other examples on this page, food replicators run at least partly on shipboard waste.[[/note]] so it obviously never came from anything that was ever alive except in some kind of cosmic sense. The replicator uses transporter technology to rearrange the molecular structure of some kind of raw material (basically any sort of solid matter) into the molecular structure of edible food. This process can also be used to fabricate tools and spare parts.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "[[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Food_synthesizer Food synthesizers]]" make food from dehydrated tablets. And kids will apparently eat the resulting food without being forced, although that portrayal is probably the effect of [[{{Zeerust}} 1960s technophilia]]. "Charlie X", a TOS episode, suggests that starship food is artificial when Kirk complains about eating synthetic meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Episodes like "Trouble with Tribbles" state colony worlds subsist on farmed food though the grain is a type of futuristic hybrid [[note]]albeit hybrid.[[note]]Albeit one not far removed from real-world triticale, a wheat/rye hybrid originally bred in 19th century Scotland and Sweden; in Sweden. In the United States, some companies like Bob's Red Mill will sell you the flour, although it's rather expensive.[[/note]].
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** In [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]], [[MatterReplicator replicators]] seem to make food from ''PureEnergy'', PureEnergy, [[note]]The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual', which was written by propmasters Michael Okuda and Rick Sternbach, suggest it's actually a sort of organic slurry of a chemical composition to make food replication statistically easier; in other words, like many other examples on this page, food replicators run at least partly on shipboard waste.[[/note]] so it obviously never came from anything that was ever alive except in some kind of cosmic sense. The replicator uses transporter technology to rearrange the molecular structure of some kind of raw material (basically any sort of solid matter) into the molecular structure of edible food. This process can also be used to fabricate tools and spare parts.



** In the Literature/CiaphasCain novels, several Adeptus Mechanicus worlds seem to run on soylens viridiens -- a vat-produced foodstuff said to be mostly "reconstituted pulses" [[note]]beans, in American English[[/note]]. Tech-priests find it an efficient way to ingest nutrient, and can't figure out why Cain would rather have a steak.
23rd Dec '16 1:02:13 PM StarSword
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* Averted in most of ''Literature/TheIntrepidSaga'' because the tech level of Sol makes real food the norm. The sixteen-kilometer colony ship ''Intrepid'' has entire farms and forests stocked with game, tended by robots. Played straight with the Noctus SlaveRace in the Sirius system, though, who are so used to vat-grown protein on their deliberately technologically depressed asteroid habitats that they're actually put off by the idea of natural foods.

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* Averted in most of ''Literature/TheIntrepidSaga'' ''Literature/{{Aeon 14}}'' because the tech level of Sol makes real food the norm. The sixteen-kilometer thirty-kilometer colony ship ''Intrepid'' has entire farms and forests stocked with game, tended by robots. Played straight with the Noctus SlaveRace in the Sirius system, though, who are so used to vat-grown protein on their deliberately technologically depressed asteroid habitats that they're actually put off by the idea of natural foods.
2nd Nov '16 3:36:45 PM Kalaong
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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', food is made from dehydrated tablets. And kids will apparently eat the resulting food without being forced, although that portrayal is probably the effect of [[{{Zeerust}} 1960s technophilia]]. "Charlie X", a TOS episode, suggests that starship food is artificial when Kirk complains about eating synthetic meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Episodes like "Trouble with Tribbles" state colony worlds subsist on farmed food though the grain is a type of futuristic hybrid [[note]]albeit one not far removed from real-world triticale, a wheat/rye hybrid originally bred in 19th century Scotland and Sweden; in the United States, some companies like Bob's Red Mill will sell you the flour, although it's rather expensive.[[/note]].

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', "[[http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Food_synthesizer Food synthesizers]]" make food is made from dehydrated tablets. And kids will apparently eat the resulting food without being forced, although that portrayal is probably the effect of [[{{Zeerust}} 1960s technophilia]]. "Charlie X", a TOS episode, suggests that starship food is artificial when Kirk complains about eating synthetic meatloaf for Thanksgiving. Episodes like "Trouble with Tribbles" state colony worlds subsist on farmed food though the grain is a type of futuristic hybrid [[note]]albeit one not far removed from real-world triticale, a wheat/rye hybrid originally bred in 19th century Scotland and Sweden; in the United States, some companies like Bob's Red Mill will sell you the flour, although it's rather expensive.[[/note]].
23rd Sep '16 5:43:57 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' novels, vat-grown "beef" makes up the main course at nearly every meal aboard Navy ships, and officers are encouraged to purchase their own provisions.
* Averted in most of ''Literature/TheIntrepidSaga'' because the tech level of Sol makes real food the norm. The sixteen-kilometer colony ship ''Intrepid'' has entire farms and forests stocked with game, tended by robots. Played straight with the Noctus SlaveRace in the Sirius system, though, who are so used to vat-grown protein on their deliberately technologically depressed asteroid habitats that they're actually put off by the idea of natural foods.
3rd Sep '16 10:52:00 AM Sharlee
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* Played with in Richard Kadrey's ''Metrophage'': meat from livestock is still fairly common, but the farm animals in question are genetically engineered to have no feet or other unpalatable parts, and are themselves fed intravenous nutrition as they grow to slaughter-age in vats. When Jonny has a chance to try beef from a conventional steer that grazed naturally, he finds it so bland due to the absence of artificial growth-enhancers and other vat-meat chemicals that he can't finish his steak.

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* Played with in Richard Kadrey's ''Metrophage'': meat from livestock is still fairly common, but the farm animals in question are genetically engineered to have no feet or other unpalatable parts, and are themselves fed intravenous nutrition as they grow to slaughter-age in vats. When Jonny has a chance to try beef from a conventional steer that grazed naturally, he finds it so bland due to the absence of artificial growth-enhancers and other vat-meat vat-stock chemicals that he can't finish his steak.
3rd Sep '16 10:51:37 AM Sharlee
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* Played with in Richard Kadrey's ''Metrophage'': meat from livestock is still fairly common, but the farm animals in question are genetically engineered to have no feet or other unpalatable parts, and are themselves fed intravenous nutrition as they grow to slaughter-age in vats. When Jonny has a chance to try beef from a conventional steer that grazed naturally, he finds it so bland due to the absence of artificial growth-enhancers and other vat-meat chemicals that he can't finish his steak.
29th Aug '16 8:03:10 PM Khathi
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* The ''plastic porridge'' in the absurdist Soviet sci-fi comedy ''Film/KinDzaDza''. On a planet where even all of the ''water'' has been processed into the "lutz" (AKA fuel), so they now need to convert lutz back to just drink, you're lucky to find even that.
1st Jun '16 4:02:34 PM Sharlee
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If you discover to your horror that '''''[[SoylentGreen the artificial food is people!]]''''', that's HumanResources.

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If you discover to your horror that '''''[[SoylentGreen the artificial food is people!]]''''', that's HumanResources.
HumanResources. If it's made from icky vermin because normal livestock are no longer abundant, that's ReducedToRatburgers on a commercial scale.
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