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    And when you figure out the secret of Soylent Green, your perception of our ever-weakening food system will never be the same. Sci-fi? Sounds pretty possible to me.
    The movie was fine up to a point.  But when Charlton Heston says, “Pretty soon they’ll be breeding us like cattle,” the whole thing became absurd.  Did he not realize how much food, much of it protein, has to be fed to a human being until he is old enough to be slaughtered for food?  It makes sense to breed cattle, because they eat grass.  But raising humans for their protein is a losing proposition.  The movie should have stayed with the idea that the earth was overpopulated, so the rich would just eat the people that already existed.

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