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21st Oct '17 4:59:46 AM Weaver
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* ''Small Minded Giants'' by Oisin [=McGann=], set in an enclosed city in which the population is waiting out an ice age, includes several references to this trope. Foodstuffs eaten by the working class main characters include spirulina, and the rather mysterious sounding Promeat and Veggie-soy. Fruit and meat are strictly for the wealthy. It is also mentioned that most people's staple diet is based on genetically modified soya beans and that the cheapest food available is [[{{Squick}} made from processed waste]].

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* ''Small Minded Giants'' by Oisin [=McGann=], set in an enclosed city in which the population is waiting out an ice age, includes several references to this trope. Foodstuffs eaten by the working class main characters include spirulina, and the rather mysterious sounding Promeat and Veggie-soy. Fruit and meat meat(which is vat grown) are strictly for the wealthy. It is also mentioned that most people's staple diet is based on genetically modified soya beans and that the cheapest food available is [[{{Squick}} made from processed waste]].
10th Oct '17 9:53:54 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' story ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'', set in the 25th century, most people use artificial food generator units. At one point [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kath]] eats an apple and is shocked by the taste.
-->She still remembered the tart, crisp taste of her first apple. A real one, not a soysub. The way her blue eyes widened at the unfamiliar, mouth-puckering taste had delighted Adam.
9th Oct '17 8:57:30 PM KoBB
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* In Film/BladeRunner2049, due to extensive damage to the ecosystem, all of Earth's food is produced artificially by the [[MegaCorp Wallace Corporation]].

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* In Film/BladeRunner2049, ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', due to extensive damage to the ecosystem, all of Earth's food is produced artificially by the [[MegaCorp Wallace Corporation]].
9th Oct '17 8:57:08 PM KoBB
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* In Film/BladeRunner2049, due to extensive damage to the ecosystem, all of Earth's food is produced artificially by the [[MegaCorp Wallace Corporation]].
28th Sep '17 1:02:23 AM PaulA
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheParafaithWar'' by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The main character eats a lot of algae crackers and drinks a lot of Sustain (like a cross between an energy drink and a protein shake), and a breakfast with real eggs, real juice, and real bread for toast costs him about a month's salary. But that's just because shipping foodstuffs between solar systems is incredibly expensive and he's posted on a planet undergoing {{terraform}}ing, so it can't support its own food production yet. When he visits home, on the capitol world of his society, he has plenty of real food available. The problems in Utopia are a bit deeper than what's in the fridge.

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheParafaithWar'' by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.Creator/LEModesittJr. The main character eats a lot of algae crackers and drinks a lot of Sustain (like a cross between an energy drink and a protein shake), and a breakfast with real eggs, real juice, and real bread for toast costs him about a month's salary. But that's just because shipping foodstuffs between solar systems is incredibly expensive and he's posted on a planet undergoing {{terraform}}ing, so it can't support its own food production yet. When he visits home, on the capitol world of his society, he has plenty of real food available. The problems in Utopia are a bit deeper than what's in the fridge.
17th Sep '17 5:58:50 PM nombretomado
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* In "The Food of the Gods," a short story by ArthurCClarke, all food is completely synthetic, but they can make exact copies of ANYTHING. One company introduces a food range of [[spoiler:synthetic human flesh]].

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* In "The Food of the Gods," a short story by ArthurCClarke, Creator/ArthurCClarke, all food is completely synthetic, but they can make exact copies of ANYTHING. One company introduces a food range of [[spoiler:synthetic human flesh]].
28th Aug '17 5:26:53 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/{{Rimworld}}'' allows you to build Nutrient Paste Dispensers which convert raw food into nutrient paste. Compared to cooked food, nutrient paste is bland and [[MoraleMechanic affects your suvivors' mood negatively]], but it's handy to have it when you don't have a cook who can safely prepare meals for your settlement.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rimworld}}'' allows you to build Nutrient Paste Dispensers which convert raw food into nutrient paste. Compared to cooked food, nutrient paste is bland and [[MoraleMechanic affects your suvivors' mood negatively]], but it's handy to have it when you don't have you're in a cook who can safely prepare tight spot: Eating raw ingredients (with some exceptions) carries an even worse morale penalty, and meals for your settlement.prepared by someone with a low Cooking skill run the risk of causing food poisoning.
7th Aug '17 11:07:46 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdyssey'' series, the future civilization of 3001 is quite fond of vat-grown meats, but people get queasy when a defrosted 21[[superscript:st]]-century HumanPopsicle tries to identify his steak and asks which animal it came from.

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* In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdyssey'' series, ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'', the future civilization of 3001 is quite fond of vat-grown meats, but people get queasy when a defrosted 21[[superscript:st]]-century HumanPopsicle tries to identify his steak and asks which animal it came from.
7th Aug '17 11:07:01 AM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheSpaceOdyssey'' series, the future civilization of 3001 is quite fond of vat-grown meats, but people get queasy when a defrosted 21[[superscript:st]]-century HumanPopsicle tries to identify his steak and asks which animal it came from.
22nd Jul '17 11:42:58 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Joker implies that most commercially available beef is vat-grown. The quarians render all their food, plant or animal, into paste before eating it, a consequence of living their entire lives on spaceships. However, this only appears to be true on spaceships or the Citadel (which, while enormous, lacks any space for agriculture or livestock), planets have plenty of naturally grown foods available.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Joker implies that most commercially available beef is vat-grown. The quarians render all their food, plant or animal, into paste before eating it, a consequence of living their entire lives on spaceships.sealed in spacesuits. However, this only appears to be true on spaceships or the Citadel (which, while enormous, lacks any space for agriculture or livestock), planets have plenty of naturally grown foods available. Getting real, high-quality food for spaceships doesn't actually appear to be difficult or even terribly expensive, Shepard is able to buy provisions for the entire ship out of pocket change.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the angara live primarily off a sort of nutrient paste they manufacture. A single fruit can feed one angara, or it can (somehow) be turned into enough nutrient paste to feed ''twenty''. [[spoiler: The revelation late in the game that they're a genetically engineered species makes this suddenly make more sense, as their metabolism and digestive system could have been optimized for the paste]].
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