A solution to tackling climate change is to eat human flesh from dead bodies, a Swedish scientist has claimed.
Professor Magnus Soderlund, of Stockholm School of Economics, believes practicing cannibalism might save the planet if society were to ‘awaken to the idea’.
Speaking on Swedish television, he suggested dead bodies would be more sustainable than the meat and dairy industry – or even eating insects – if food sources become scarce in the future.
He also claimed that ‘conversation’ about taboos of cannibalism can change over time and that people can be ‘tricked’ into ‘making the right decisions’, the Epoch Times reports.
Professor Soderlund first presented his argument during a panel talk called ‘Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?’ at the Gastro Summit.
When asked during an interview if he would try human flesh, he said he would be open to tasting it, the publication reports.
‘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 told Sweden’s TV4.
Humans have been known to practice cannibalism, such as tribes in Papa New Guinea cooking and eating the dead, which was thought to help free the spirit.
A French paleontologists have also found evidence of cannibalism from 100,000-year-old Neanderthal bones.
However, science has shown that cannibalism among humans run risk of contracting blood borne disease like Hepatitis or Ebola.
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