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"The way you write science fiction is: you sit down at your writing machine and you open your mind to the first thought that comes through."
- Frederik Pohl

Protine  
  A mutant algae that can be engineered to look and taste similar to normal food.  

Ted Benteley's wife Laura was preparing dinner.

"If that's protine," Benteley said to her, "it's the best job of adulteration I've ever smelled."

"We never have protine," Laura answered briskly. "We tried it the first year we were married, but you can taste it no matter how they fix it up. It's terribly costly to buy natural foods, of course, but it's worth it..."

"Protine isn't a natural algae. It's a mutant that started out in culture tanks in the Middle East and gradually crept onto a variety of fresh-water surfaces."

"It also grows over the Great Lakes..."

From Solar Lottery, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Ace Books in 1955
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See also crop algae in Cities in Flight, written in the mid-1950's by James Blish.

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