I feel like this article is sensationalized. I feel a lot of VICE is sensationalized.
First let's start with the writer:
No, I don't feel I'm being "trolled". I feel it's unprofessional that as a journalist, you're using words like "trolled". This is why I despise the Daily Dot, and how it tries to please the "hip techy crowd".
No, a pure nutrition food doesn't sound "bulimic" to me. Everyone knows the only function of food is nutrition.
Cravings, and pleasure from eating are just evolutionary side effects to get us to eat, and to want to eat. All but the most blind religious know this.
And oh man, this title. "This man thinks he never has to eat again"? Are you fucking kidding me? More like "Man decides to start eating pure nutrition food. Doesn't like spending time indulging on meals."
Now onto the idea.
A 100% PRACTICAL, 100% NUTRITIONALLY FOOD ISN'T A NEW IDEA. IT'S NOT REVOLUTIONARY. IT'S USED IN FICTION ALL THE TIME. IT'S USED IN REAL LIFE ALL THE TIME. Guess what kind of food they use in aid efforts? Food that tastes like shit, but is PURELY sustaining.
Has anyone here watched Firefly? In the very first episode, it's about the main character, Mal, selling a nutritional bar that is said to taste like crap, but'll keep you alive for weeks. It's pure vitamins, fat, calories, etc. Then again, Joss Whedon is a genius.
Point being, this isn't revolutionary, and this writing style is atrocious.