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"I'm a farm boy. It's very interesting; you can detect self-starting characteristics in this society and they are strongest among people who have had some kind of rural upbringing and a very impressionable stage."
- Frank Herbert

Food Tablet  
  All of your nutrients in one easy-to-swallow form factor.  

Early instance of the "food tablet" idea.

"These elements are then synthetically combined into food tablets for those of us who are yet alive."
From John Jone's Dollar, by H.S. Keeler.
Published by Black Cat in 1915
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Compare to the somewhat tastier food bricks from the 1971 novel Ringworld by Larry Niven and to the compact food pastilles from the 1879 short story The Senator's Daughter by Edward Page Mitchell.

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