Swedish behavioural scientist Magnus Söderlund has instructed that consuming different individuals after they die may very well be a way of combatting local weather change.
The scientist talked about the potential of cannibalism throughout a broadcast on Swedish tv channel TV4 this week a few honest in Stockholm relating to “food of the future”.
Söderlund is ready to carry seminars on the occasion, entitled “Gastro Summit — about the future of food” the place he intends to debate the potential of consuming individuals within the identify of slicing down greenhouse emissions.
Based on his analysis, the principle downside with the thought is the widespread taboo of consuming human flesh and mentioned that conservative attitudes may make it arduous to persuade Swedes at massive to take up the follow of cannibalism.
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Whatever the possible immense resistance to the thought of consuming individuals, Söderlund mentioned it was vital to look at completely different choices within the identify of sustainability.
Söderlund isn’t alone in his name to reject the taboo of cannibalism. Final yr, famous atheist and evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins advocated for lab-grown meat and instructed it could be used to “overcome our taboo against cannibalism”.
Psychologists Jared Piazza and Neil McLatchie of Lancaster College additionally questioned the taboo on cannibalism in an article for Newsweek final month however finally didn’t endorse breaking it.
Cannibalism isn’t the one “alternative meat” advocated by local weather change activists. Many have embraced plant-based meat imitations, whereas others have put their assist behind “meat” made from bugs as a method to lower down on greenhouse emissions and save on land and water use.
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A YouGov ballot within the UK discovered that 37 per cent of respondents thought that the variety of meals merchandise containing bugs would develop within the subsequent ten years.
Final yr within the German metropolis of Aachen, buyers had been invited to attempt burgers made from buffalo worms with combined reactions from the general public.