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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' there's a spell from the lowest Circle creating manna falling from the sky. It comes in large enough quantities to sustain relatively large group and is nutritient and sating without any ill effects, but has very bland taste and unnatural pink color.

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* For the first time in centuries, people have a substitute for the luxury dish shark fin soup; imitation shark fin soup, commonly sold on the streets and with the fins replaced with cellophane noodles, gel, or other ingredients.


* Another Clark story, ''The Deep Range'', has a weird version of this: there's no suggestion the Earth is particularly overcrowded or polluted, but land-based agriculture has apparently been phased out, replaced by plankton and farmed ''whale steaks''.

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* ** Another Clark Clarke story, ''The Deep Range'', has a weird version of this: there's no suggestion the Earth is particularly overcrowded or polluted, but land-based agriculture has apparently been phased out, replaced by plankton and farmed ''whale steaks''.


* In the novelisation of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ripley sardonically notes that the tasteless donut she just got from a vending machine "might once have flown over a wheatfield".

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* In the novelisation of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', Ripley sardonically notes that the tasteless donut she just got from a vending machine on a SpaceStation "might once have flown over a wheatfield".


* Animal products in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' have been mostly replaced by bacterial cultures, the old-fashioned versions being [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050409.html delicacies]].

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Animal products in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' have been mostly replaced by bacterial cultures, the old-fashioned versions being [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20050409.html delicacies]]. Vat-grown fruits and vegetables are common, but it's still cheaper to buy a mix.
** Automatic food dispensers use "nutrifuel" to build food seemingly from nothing. "Soldier grade meatfuel" is when the dispensers ignore taste in order to increase efficiency; it's great fuel for meat, but the only people who will eat it are soldiers, and even then usually only when explicitly ordered to. More common is "people grade meals," which are prettied up and tastier, but cost more time and nutrifuel to make. They come from the exact same dispenser and are built from the exact same recycled biological material. The hopper is kept out of sight so that no one has to see exactly what goes into the dispenser.


** In his ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' juvenile novels the yeast farms feature again and are often a plot point.

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** In his ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' juvenile novels ''Literature/LuckyStarrAndTheOceansOfVenus'': The primary export from Venus is seaweed, usually modified into a yeast. The yeast-farms export a number of different things to the rest of the solar system, including long-term compact space rations, fertilizer, and animal feed. On Venus itself, the Green Room is an experimental restaurant, providing the most advanced yeast farms feature again foods, with different flavours and are often a plot point.textures.
-->'' "You had no beef, no fruit, no tomatoes. Not even coffee. You had only one thing to eat. Only one thing. Yeast!"'' --'''Dr Morriss'''


* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24825582 This]] B.B.C article on 'note by note cooking', where foot is entirely constructed with the basic building blocks of food rather than raw ingredients.

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* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24825582 This]] B.B.C article on 'note by note cooking', where foot food is entirely constructed with the basic building blocks of food rather than raw ingredients.


* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Fresh food still exists in this sci-fi, but it's rare and expensive, especially fruit, vegetable, and meat. Proteins and artificial food is eaten on regular basis, and skilled cooks are valued.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Fresh food still exists in this sci-fi, but it's rare and expensive, expensive outside of wealthy Alliance territory and agricultural settlements, especially fruit, vegetable, and meat. Proteins and artificial food is eaten on regular basis, and skilled cooks are valued.


* ''Series/TerraNova'', in the 22nd century AD real food is rare, when colonists arrive in Terra Nova they need to drink an enzyme solution to help their systems adjust to the plethora of 850,000th century BC fruits and vegetables.

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* ''Series/TerraNova'', in the 22nd century AD real food is rare, when rare that a single orange is considered a luxurious treat for a family of five. When colonists arrive in Terra Nova they need to drink an enzyme solution to help their systems adjust to the plethora of 850,000th century BC fruits and vegetables.


** Then there's the episode where Bender tries to be a cook and Film/SoylentGreen is a mandatory ingredient in the dishes.

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** Then there's the episode where In "40% Iron Chef", Bender tries to be a cook and Film/SoylentGreen is a mandatory ingredient in celebrity chef Elzar compete on ''[[Series/IronChef Iron Cook]]'', with the dishes.SecretIngredient for their battle being Soylent Green.


##He's been in suspended animation for a few decades, and is the first cryo-con capable of pointing out he was ''conscious'' the entire time. It's the first meat he's had since he went under.
##His last meal was at Taco Bell, which wasn't very filling back in 1996 and even less so in 2032 since it was one of those snob meals with nothing but tiny appetizers. ''Vegetarian ones.''

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##He's been in suspended animation for a few decades, and is the first cryo-con capable of pointing whose brain wasn't too scrambled to point out he was ''conscious'' the entire time. It's the first meat he's had since he went under.
##His last meal was at Taco Bell, which wasn't very filling back in 1996 and even less so in 2032 since it was one of those snob meals with nothing but tiny appetizers. ''Vegetarian ones.'' It's the only meat he's had in ''thirty-six years.''


** Infamous dystopian-black-comedy RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' offers multiple brands of synthetic foods to the player characters -- Algae Chips, soy chewing gum, Bouncy Bubble Beverage and the (extra super) infamous [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Hot Fun]] among them. There is no real quality-control process, however, or at least none that hasn't been compromised by cost-cutting technicians; the number of flavor varieties available to the player, meanwhile, depends on his security clearance. The writers have even started using the names Soylent Red, Orange, Yellow and Green in homage.

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** Infamous dystopian-black-comedy RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' offers multiple Multiple brands of synthetic foods to the player characters are available -- Algae Chips, soy chewing gum, Bouncy Bubble Beverage and the (extra super) infamous [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Hot Fun]] among them. There is no real quality-control process, however, or at least none that hasn't been compromised by cost-cutting technicians; the number of flavor varieties available to the player, meanwhile, depends on his security clearance. The writers have even started using the names Soylent Red, Orange, Yellow and Green in homage.

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* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/RobotCity'', you start in an escape pod that can provide food and drinks if the player desires. However, food is delivered through a tube, and drinks are given intravenously - complete with optional artificial flavors. In the titular city itself, the only nourishment its robots know how to make is FoodPills.


* Sly (Creator/SylvesterStallone) eats a [[ReducedToRatburgers hamburger made from a rat]] in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' while in the Wasteland. Curiously, he seems to dig it, though he seemed a bit surprised/disgusted for a brief moment. Probably because it's the best food '''period''' he's had in years. Being in suspended animation for a few decades tends to do that for you, especially with the revelation that he was conscious the entire time. He may also have been playing it up to freak out the surface-dwellers that were with him; they were horrified by the notion of eating meat, and he seems to enjoy making fun of their delicate sensibilities.

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* Sly (Creator/SylvesterStallone) eats a [[ReducedToRatburgers hamburger made from a rat]] in ''Film/DemolitionMan'' while in the Wasteland. Curiously, he seems to dig it, though he seemed a bit surprised/disgusted for a brief moment. Probably because it's the best food '''period''' he's had in years. Being in suspended animation There are several possible reasons for a few decades tends to do that for you, especially with the revelation that he was conscious the entire time. He may also have been this;
##He's
playing it up to freak out the surface-dwellers that were with him; they were horrified by the notion of eating meat, and he seems to enjoy making fun of their delicate sensibilities.sensibilities.
##He's been in suspended animation for a few decades, and is the first cryo-con capable of pointing out he was ''conscious'' the entire time. It's the first meat he's had since he went under.
##His last meal was at Taco Bell, which wasn't very filling back in 1996 and even less so in 2032 since it was one of those snob meals with nothing but tiny appetizers. ''Vegetarian ones.''


* In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the crew eats synthetic "food" which resembles spaghetti or cabbage. In the movie, there is not much talk of what it is actually made of. In the novelization however, Parker says something to the effect of "Why would you care what it's made of? It's food now." - and it's strongly implied that the "robochef" actually uses [[{{Squick}} the crew's waste]] to produce the meals.

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* In ''Film/{{Alien}}'' the crew eats synthetic "food" which resembles spaghetti or cabbage. In the movie, there is not much talk of what it is actually made of. In the novelization however, Parker says something to the effect of "Why would you care what it's made of? It's food now." - cabbage, and it's very strongly implied that the "robochef" actually uses [[{{Squick}} the crew's waste]] to produce the meals.meals.
**In the movie, they're all too hungry to ''care.''
--->'''Parker''': I don't wanna talk about what it's made of. I'm eating this!
**In the novelization, they're careful not to think too hard about it.
--->'''Parker''': Why would you care what it's made of? It's food now.

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