Food Theory: What's SAFE To Eat After Nuclear Fallout?

Subscribe to become a Food Theorist! ►►
The CURSE of Colonel Sanders! ►
Loyal Theorists, nowadays I seem to be thinking a lot about the future of the world. Over on my other channel, Game Theory, I've talked a lot about the franchise of Fallout. Now that we've launched Food Theory, I think it's time to cover a topic I've always wondered about - what CAN you eat after a nuclear apocalypse? What food out there is safe from the radiation that would permeate pretty much everything? Today, we're going to find out what's on the menu after nuclear fallout!
SUBSCRIBE for Every Theory! ►►
You've Been SCAMMED! (Supermarket Secrets) ►
Tootsie Pops, How Many Licks? ►
Never Order McDonald's Medium Fries! ►
Kool Aid Man Is A Marvel Villain! ►
Don't Trust Your Cake! ►
Join our other Theorist Communities!
Game Theory! ►
Film Theory! ►
Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
Get A 30 Day Free Trial! ►
#Fallout #NuclearFood #NuclearFallout #FoodSafety #FoodTheory #Food #Recipe #Matpat #GameTheory #FilmTheory
Writers: Matthew Patrick, Luke Barats, and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman



  • Me: “there’s no way you can eat irradiated food” Also me remembering microwaves exist: “...oh yea”

    Carson OCarson O11 dakika önce
  • Mathew Pathew

    Carson OCarson O17 dakika önce
  • Those crunching sounds are stupid.

    Robin The GodRobin The God13 saatler önce
  • Wouldn't you need to find non-radioactive water to for your crops?

    TinyTitanGhostTinyTitanGhostGün önce
  • 60 seconds

    The gamer ProThe gamer ProGün önce
  • What about water?

    Supermax 2206Supermax 2206Gün önce
  • micro waves go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr beep beep beep

    anthony hallamanthony hallamGün önce
  • Radioisotopes: Mimics nutrients Nutrients: Crewmate There is 1 impostor among us

    robina davidrobina davidGün önce
  • GUYS I JUST FOUND OUT SOMETHING Matpat is the funnest teacher ever he teaches us about stuff to past our tests disguised as fun videos

    Depressed BoiiiDepressed BoiiiGün önce
  • Is this game theory or food theory?!!?!!??

    Rieze LinRieze LinGün önce
  • In space

    Gabriel EleftheriadisGabriel EleftheriadisGün önce
  • Really dope video. Kinda going back to the more sciency roots that I used to love from Matt

    Jack PorterJack PorterGün önce
  • how do you tell how much of the soil is contaminated tho?

    Dark_AmethystDark_AmethystGün önce
    • I imagine you probably can't, so it would be better to overestimate how much should be removed and remove large layers then to just scrap off a little bit and call it a day.

      i cant think of a namei cant think of a nameGün önce
  • Can't we activate the fallout so that all radiation goes out at once? Leaving a harmless graveyard of shattered atom parts?

    Menos ProblemosMenos Problemos2 gün önce
  • I guess “scraping off the top soil” depends on how long after the fallout you do it.....

    Minecrafter 3929Minecrafter 39292 gün önce
  • #bald pat

    Trysten LundyTrysten Lundy2 gün önce
  • So whole foods is based on nothing🤣

    Vyktor MazeVyktor Maze2 gün önce
  • Two solutions Rad-Away and Rad-X

    TwoodTwood2 gün önce
  • You should do toy theory, first video? Legos living in houses out of their own flesh

    Amir BaasetAmir Baaset2 gün önce
  • I’ve never eaten Kale, because I AM Kael, and I consider that cannibalism

    Redirk 2Redirk 22 gün önce
  • you can grow sunflowers, they neutralize the soil of any harmful radiation and not become radioactive can also eat sunflower seeds for nutrition

    ShadowedghostShadowedghost2 gün önce
  • Radioactive speggeti

    MAGMA mystic_the_SPOONLY GAMER the MEGA GAMERMAGMA mystic_the_SPOONLY GAMER the MEGA GAMER2 gün önce
  • Owen VacekOwen Vacek2 gün önce

    Teddy SixTeddy Six2 gün önce
  • Or even SIMPLER, danger wave and safe wave

    Arcitek GDArcitek GD2 gün önce

    Quad Squad04Quad Squad042 gün önce
  • Just face it, if you are will eat anything. No matter if it is radiated, cannibalised or even still alive für that matter...

    Sitd BlackSitd Black2 gün önce
  • 2:08 nuclier french flag

    McDuckthe#1DucksterMcDuckthe#1Duckster3 gün önce
  • i rather have 3 hands than 2 heads

    masked bunny 212masked bunny 2123 gün önce
  • so he has covered of what people should do to find food during a nuclear fallout, but what are people going to do to find water during this time? The body needs water and not just any other beverage, but maybe its an option to drink fruit and vegetable juices because some carry water but it may be awhile before getting them. The body can go three to four days without water and it takes a long while for crops to grow. I don't think rain water is safe because of the radioactive dust falling in our water sources, and then the water cycle picks up the contaminated water. I know the channel is called Food Theory but water is part of keeping us alive. I wish he can do a part two on this topic, but I don't think that will happen. ( if this sounds stupid its only because I'm still in school and I don't know much)

    Holly GaileyHolly Gailey3 gün önce
  • Where are the subtitles? I can't read dutch

    Diana CharlotteDiana Charlotte3 gün önce
  • Simple solution Before it all happens start a farm underground with a water source that can continuously make water

    thepikgamerthepikgamer3 gün önce
  • My first reaction on that intro: Ooooh dam

    mr random 245mr random 2453 gün önce
  • Gg

    jeremy cookjeremy cook3 gün önce
  • You can also plant sunflowers with your crops as they soak up radiation.

    The GannonatorManThe GannonatorMan3 gün önce
  • Or we can just not have bombs that could cause the apocalypse

    Joey GustafsonJoey Gustafson4 gün önce
  • 6:08 - Are you the Fallout boy? 11:12

    B SmB Sm4 gün önce
  • I like broccoli when I was a kid

    Carmen RuggCarmen Rugg4 gün önce
  • I'd like to live on a island. Think about it, a zombie apocalypse can't happen without people to turn into zombies. So in theory, an island without people would be perfect

    Jacob SmithJacob Smith4 gün önce
  • Is that why cows are now two headed because of the top soil having contaminates

    bean_bandit420bean_bandit4204 gün önce
  • What if the contamination is in the water inside of said food? Then cooking it releases water and reduces its contamination no?

    Girm vGirm v4 gün önce
  • this is what we need when in 2073 the yellowstone caldera erupts again, or you know when in more like 5 years walee will be reality

    James QuisenberryJames Quisenberry4 gün önce
  • Post-appocalypse communes make more sense now, much easier to defend the farmland (and presumably scrape it off) with friends you trust.

    McKaylee PugmireMcKaylee Pugmire4 gün önce
  • That Norwegian radioactive animal fact was actually not something I knew. And I’m Norwegian

    Toaster VanToaster Van4 gün önce
  • +The Food Theorists “here in 2020 where it feels like we’re edging closer and closer to the end of days” W.T.F.!? Firstly: no it doesn’t so just stop!..and secondly: in regards to that statement or any other sort of statement related to it made by anyone “I’m not even going to tell you to shut up“;)..!common!..

    CommanderLVJ1CommanderLVJ14 gün önce
  • Just put in alcohol lol

    Mini Lime CrewmateMini Lime Crewmate4 gün önce
  • Sunflowers

    professional amateurprofessional amateur4 gün önce
  • Wheres the theory on why MatPat loves diet coke so much?

    Niko CutieNiko Cutie5 gün önce
  • Wait, couldn’t you grow crops inside the shelter with grow lights? Like if you didn’t have soil, you could scrape off the radioactive soil layer then grab your good soil then grow crops inside the bunker leading to an infinite food supply as long as it’s taken care of? That’s at least what I’m gonna do if anything like fallout happens.

    W.D. GasterW.D. Gaster5 gün önce
  • CrayCray WolfCrayCray Wolf5 gün önce
  • Or just have a garden with UV light in your bunker.

    IndoDINO YoutubeIndoDINO Youtube5 gün önce
  • Does anyone else tought the strawberry was a combination of strawberry and watermelon or just me?

    Ferran Bedolla PerezFerran Bedolla Perez5 gün önce
  • What about fishing?

    Dumpster The FireDumpster The Fire5 gün önce
  • can a banana be sentient

    Shawn RandallShawn Randall5 gün önce
  • Umm, if I use that radioacrive beam,

    Imrlly 100Imrlly 1005 gün önce
    • Oops, well, CAN I EAT RAW CHICKEN!?

      Imrlly 100Imrlly 1005 gün önce
  • Makes me feel.wanna play fallout again xd

    Ice FroztIce Frozt5 gün önce
  • What about water? Could you filter it? Or should you play it safe, stock up on bottled water, and then recycle urine?

    Casey HauckCasey Hauck5 gün önce
  • I'll say it I love Food Theory

    Nicktendo360Nicktendo3606 gün önce
  • Also something useful wpuld probably be a green house since it would grow the plants more efficiently and also probably keep them safe from more radiation dust falling on it or random animals eating it.

    James JamesJames James6 gün önce
  • I’m from Maine we’re pretty much all woods so yea I have plenty of places to hide, also other than taxes we don’t matter much to the us so we wouldn’t be the first to be nuked

    Daisy PageDaisy Page6 gün önce
  • 0:10 eh dont worry about it *pop* *pop* *pop*

    Crazyvilla22Crazyvilla226 gün önce
  • karma akabanekarma akabane6 gün önce
  • me too I LOVE your intro

    Nora HadleyNora Hadley6 gün önce
  • bacon

    Desmond the epicDesmond the epic6 gün önce
  • I just love your intro 😍

    allecia82allecia826 gün önce
  • New theory idea: Why the heck does it take half an hour for your in N' out order.. no matter what it is

    Autumn_ The_NerdAutumn_ The_Nerd7 gün önce
  • Fashion theory

    Daniel kyle TarrozaDaniel kyle Tarroza7 gün önce
  • I found a game kinda like Fallout but different. It has a zombie apocalypse feel with no zombies? It’s called Will To Live Online if your interested.

    Draco DragonDraco Dragon7 gün önce
  • what about the babies of radioactive animals?

    JonMcFluffyJonMcFluffy7 gün önce
  • austens forcing dadpat to do this theory

    Karamjeet KaurKaramjeet Kaur7 gün önce
Food Theory: What's SAFE To Eat After Nuclear Fallout?