April 1 is Soylent Green Day: “For the people, by the people.”
Interesting Food Facts about Soylent Green
- Soylent Green, introduced 1966, is usually considered the original “green” food.
- It was first marketed as a, “Miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.”
- Throughout the years the company has adopted many slogans:
- “Food for the people, by the people.”
- “Make room, make room for green.”
- “It’s easy being green.”
- “You’re in good hands with Soylent.”
- You can find many recipes for homemade Soylent Green, but there’s nothing like the real thing.
- It is said that Charlton Heston was this snack’s #1 fan, keeping mass quantities in his home.
The Soylent Green Biscuit Co. is planning on world distribution by 2022.
The Soylent Green Biscuit Co’s famous snack has been a cult classic since its inception in 1973. People everywhere were delighted to have this affordable snack that “tastes just like grandmas.”
Charlton Heston says that, “When April 1st heralds the coming of Spring, I always think fondly of Soylent Green.”
Today’s Food History
- 1582 France adopted the new Gregorian calendar. Prior to that, the new year was celebrated on April 1.
- 1755 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born. In his books, dining is treated as an art form and contains many delightful and witty observations on the pleasures of the table.
- 1893 The first dishwashing machine became an award winning success at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, which used Josephine Garis Cochran’s hand operated, mechanical dishwashers in its kitchens. (She patented her original version on December 28, 1886.) Her company eventually evolved into KitchenAid.
- 1911 Seaman Asahel Knapp died. An American agriculturist, he began the system which evolved into the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service.
- 1932 Actor Gordon Jump was born. The ‘Maytag Repairman’ in commercials, also Arthur Carlson on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
- 1960 Tiros I, the first weather observation satellite was launched from Cape Kennedy.
- 1976 Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Margaritaville’ was released.
- 1976 Carl Peter Henrik Dam died. Dam was a Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K in 1939.
- 1994 Ray Geiger died (born Sept 18, 1910). Editor of theFarmers’ Almanac from 1934-1993, and editor of American Farm & Home Almanac from 1964-1990.
- 1996 The Taco Bell fast food chain played an April Food joke on the American public by claiming to have bought the Liberty Bell to help pay down the national debt
- 1999 The first minimum wage goes into effect in Britain, £3.60 an hour for adults and £3.00 an hour for those under 22 years old.
- 1999 In April 1999, Restaurant Nora in Washington DC became America’s first certified organic restaurant. This means that 95% or more of everything that you eat at the restaurant has been produced by certified organic growers and farmers.