Crazy Scientist Thinks Eating People Will Save the Planet!

I mean, he could be right, but...

September 12, 2019
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Last week, people gathered in Sweden for a convention centered around the future of food called GastroSummit. It was at GastroSummit, in Stockholm, that behavioral scientist and marketing strategist Magnus Soderlund from the Stockholm School of Economics gave a presentation titled, “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?”

Soderlund argues that, thanks to Climate Change, food shortages will be more extreme in the future and suggests that we're gonna have to get used to eating things we are generally repulsed by like insects and yes, HUMAN FLESH. Basically, instead of burying Grandma, this dude thinks you sould EAT her to help the planet. 

I don't really think he really thought out this proposal...I mean, even if you could get over the "F*$K NO" of this idea, the global birth rate is twice as high as the death rate. There aren't enough corpses to go around. Although, if the situation becomes THAT dire, we *could* go all Lord of the Flies - considering how insanely fast the world population is growing, it could be a way to keep things in check. IF YOU ARE CRAZYPANTS LIKE OUR PAL MAGNUS. This guy also suggests you should start eating your pets too.  I suggest perhaps a psychological evaluation.

If you want to read more about this insanity, this article has all the details. I am instead going to eat a plate of beans and cuddle my cat.