Magnus Soderlund, a Swedish scientist, has proposed a seemingly bizarre solution to combat climate change. He has proposed cannibalism.
Soderlund who is a Stockholm School of Economics professor and researcher has according to NEW YORK POST, said that he believes that eating human meat, which is derived from corpses, might be the remedy of the human race if only the world would “awaken the idea.”
The Swedish Professor canvassed this position at a panel talk titled, “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” at the Gastro Summit in Stockholm.
He said “conservative” abominations against the eating of human flesh could change over time if people simply tried eating human flesh.
When quizzed during an interview after his discourse on if he was willing to try human flesh personally, Soderlund stated that he was open to the idea.
“I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative…I’d have to say…I’d be open to at least tasting it,” he said.
He then made suggestions of other options including eating of pets and insects.
Meanwhile, the Standard reports that a tribe in Papua New Guinea had practiced eating of dead bodies to serve as an alternative to the bodies being consumed by worms. This practice eventually resulted in an epidemic of a disease called Kuru, also known as laughing death.
In 1960, this practice of eating human flesh came to its end in Papua New Guinea.
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