We’ve been watching Futurama episodes while I’ve been healing myself over the last few days, and we’ve just made it to the Slurm! episode. Strangely, revolting though the concept is, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it really wouldn’t bother me that much, knowing that a soft drink was produced by being squirted out of the hind end of a giant slug. After all, thanks to jeremy™!, I have some Kopi Luwak, which is coffee produced by being shat out of the hind end of some exotic cat.
Soylent Green, on the other hand, is something I would have an issue with. I’m not sure I could eat that, knowing that it comes from people. It’s not through any ethical or moral objections… I just don’t like old people. Or Brussels sprouts.
Then again, when you think about it, everything they eat in Star Trek is created through re-processing all their waste products. So essentially, that steak they’re enjoying is made from recycled poo!
What about you? Where in the Sci-Fi realm would you draw the line? What line is too far for you to cross before you wouldn’t consider eating it anymore?