The year was 1981 and someone introduced me to Dr. Hill's Spirulina grown on a lake in Mexico... Well I tried it, and they wanted me to sell it, and the info said this just may be the manna from heaven algae caked on rocks every day, enough to use but disintegrated in the sun...they were saying you could live off it.
So I tried it, I quit eating and I ate six compressed pills of spiralina for every meal, 18 pills a day, food of the future as you say. I went thirty days, one night I went out drinking, the next day heaving green, not much in there.
Anywho...meat never tasted the same after that fast and that is essentially when I quit eating meat.
Never was a good salesman of the stuff, too much edumacation teaching folks they should eat blue green algae. One night though I had my Have you tried SanShiDan button on (they had different spirulina concoctions, this one was mixed with herbs and gave you a buzz) Some fellow comes up to me, "Have you got any SanShiDan man, that stuff got me off my addictions, man!" And he provided us with the entertainment for the evening...
Later I ran into CellTech and other companies that sold off the Klamath, collecting algae (I was always concerned about that as the lake had pollutant issues (found out later same info about the lake the other stuff was grown in), they had to close the area to lead shot there was so much in the lake (from bird hunting) it was getting in the fish.) Now I think there are 6 companies that harvest spiralina and chorella off that lake, and bottle and sell it to all sorts of other companies. Cell Tech recently had some FDA issues false claims and the like, so a bunch of the muckity mucks and R&D docs, and top networkers started another mlm, StemTech, hard to make the connection with the name and the product line, hehe.
Now I got an urge for SanShiDan, man!