As countries struggle for workable solutions in combating global climate change, a Swedish scientist has proposed a rather bizarre approach by suggesting the human race can solve the problem by eating human flesh, ABC News can report.
Speaking at the Stockholm Summit last week, Professor Magnus Soderlund, a professor, and researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics reportedly said he believes eating human meat, derived from dead bodies, might be able to help save the human race if only a world society were to “awaken the idea.”
According to the Epoch Times, Soderlund made the proposal during a panel talk called “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” at the Gastro Summit.
“Conservative” taboos against cannibalism, he said, can change over time if peoples simply tried eating human flesh.
When asked during an interview after his talk if he personally would try human flesh, Soderlund said 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 told Sweden’s TV4.
He is also reported to have suggested more plausible options such as eating pets and insects.