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If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

post #1 of 11
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Featured Debate 33

 

So this week, going along with gathering questions for a sustainable food expert for the next Green Home interview, let's just shoot the breeze about foods you love!

 

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? (Of course, this is assuming you could get all your dietary needs from this particular food...)  Bonus points if it's organic/fair-trade/sustainable, etc.

 

And if you prefer to think of the question as what food would you rather not live without...that's okay too.

 

post #2 of 11

I make no apologies and choose bacon.

 

Though bacon that provided for all of my nutritional needs would probably be nasty...

post #3 of 11

So this question presumes that whatever food you choose magically meets all your dietary needs, so we're just choosing based on taste?

post #4 of 11

 i can't live without cookies!!  but that is pretty gross for a steady diet.  :)

post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by dana1981:

So this question presumes that whatever food you choose magically meets all your dietary needs, so we're just choosing based on taste?

 

Exactly.  This is not really a question about reality.

 

As mattress said...bacon that actually met all your dietary needs would probably be sick.  So let's just pretend.  We could all use a little make-believe in our days, I think.

post #6 of 11

Gotcha.  Hmm well that's a tough one.  I've got a major sweet tooth, but then again I couldn't stand only having something sweet to eat all the time.

 

I'm also a major sandwich addict.  Since a sandwich actually contains lots of different food items, but is itself just one type of food, I'm going to go with a turkey and avocado sandwich with cheddar cheese, lettuce, mayo, and mustard.  Made by Togos.  I heart Togos.

 

That's right, I cheated.  Deal with it!

post #7 of 11

Commercial product? Amy's Non-Dairy Bean Burritos.

 

I already do kind of live off of them. I take one for lunch every day since they are relatively healthy, and only cost $1.69 at Target.

 

But otherwise it would be a toss up between watermelon, nashi pears, or carrots.

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by kiwi:

Commercial product? Amy's Non-Dairy Bean Burritos.

 

I already do kind of live off of them. I take one for lunch every day since they are relatively healthy, and only cost $1.69 at Target.

 

 

 okay i must try these if you love them that much!!  haha.  is it soy cheese instead of dairy?
post #9 of 11

I think if I had to eat just one food...Id have to pick something healthy and natural.

I'd eat chicken for the rest of my life, assuming I could get it everyday. If not a vegetable like brocolli will do.

 

post #10 of 11
 I would pick spirulina for an extended single food source.
https://voteandnews.com/stories/show/54

Spirulina might make a decent food source:
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2765/2 It has plenty of protein and carbs, and enough fat and fiber.

You need about a quarter or half acre:

Early experiments demonstrated that shrimp and mice could live in a completely sealed environment with a food supply. Algae consume carbon dioxide exhaled by the shrimp and mice, and exhale oxygen for them to breathe. These experiments proved algae can make enough oxygen to keep animals alive in a small, closed system.1

Algae have a higher photosynthetic efficiency, releasing more oxygen and producing more food than any other plant. Nutrients will come from the carbon dioxide exhaled by humans and recycled human and food wastes. This solves the problem of disposing of wastes during space travel. Rapid growing algae turn waste into purified water, nutritious food and oxygen sufficient to support humans.

And I'd only use it to experiment for a space colony. Which humans will need soon as the earth is out of space, yet space has lots of that. Algea can also grow from many minerals in asteroids, which have plenty of hydrogen and oxygen for more water.


-Ben
post #11 of 11
Solar Oven baked, Turkey Meatloaf!
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