Magnus Soderlund, a Stockholm School of Economics professor and researcher, offered an unusual way to combat global climate change: eating human flesh, New York Post reports, citing the scientist’s speech at Stockholm summit last week. .Soderlund 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.”
His argument for human cannibalism was front and center during a panel talk called “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” at the Gastro Summit. .
“Conservative” taboos against cannibalism can change over time if people simply tried eating human flesh, the scientist believes. When asked 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. Soderlund also suggested other options such as eating pets and insects.