Soylent CEO Avoids Risk Of Jail In Zoning Case

Robert Rhinehart, the CEO of Los Angeles-based alternative meal replacement startup Soylent, has avoided the risk of being sent to jail, as part of a plea agreement over code violations at his Montecito Heights home, according to a report today. Soylent develops meal replacement products, aimed at letting people completely skip the bother of eating a meal. The zoning case is just one a number of issues that Rhinehart is dealing with at the moment, including dealing with the recall of its powder product in October after reports of users getting "violently sick", and one of its suppliers cutting off supplies after Soylent blamed ingredients from that supplier for the issues. Soylent is named after the food replacement products in the dystopian film "Soylent Green", featuring Charlton Heston.