These global warming fanatics are nuts. First, they want to take away our juicy steaks because of cows. Now, they are advocating the consumption of a different “red meat,” and, no, I don’t mean duck. A Swedish scientist suggests that it may be necessary to turn to cannibalism and start eating human flesh to save the planet, thereby giving new meaning to the expression “Bite me.”
A conference about the food of the future called Gastro Summit being held in Stockholm featured a presentation by a dude named Magnus Söderlund, who claims we must get used to the idea of eating human flesh if we are to save the planet.
As reported by the Epoch Times:
In a talk titled: “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh,” behavioral Scientist and Marketing Strategist Behavioral Scientist and Marketing Strategist Magnus Söderlund from “Handelshögskolan” (College of Commerce) argues for the breaking down of the ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and eating human flesh.
Söderlund refers to the taboos against it as “conservative.” Yep, he claims those who don’t want to eat your dead relatives are reactionaries. He adds that people can be sold on the idea of feasting on their late Uncle Fred or cousin Emma little by little, first by persuading skeptics “to just taste it.” Just taste it? Over my dead body! (Er … maybe that’s not the correct phrase, but you get the idea.)
Conflating resistance to eating human flesh with capitalist selfishness, the seminar’s talking points ask:
“Are we humans too selfish to live sustainably?
Capitalist selfishness? Just another reason to hate socialism.
“Is Cannibalism the solution to food sustainability in the future? Does Generation Z have the answers to our food challenges? Can consumers be tricked into making the right decisions?At GastroSummit you will get some answers to these questions—and also partake in the latest scientific findings and get to meet the leading experts.”
In his talk, Söderlund asks the audience how many would be open to the idea. Not many hands go up. Some groaning is heard. When interviewed after his talk, he reports brightly that 8 percent of conference participants said they would be open to trying it. When asked if he himself would try it, he replies: “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative…I’d have to say….I’d be open to at least tasting it.
What about the scientific claim that eating other people can make you go insane?
A tribe called the Fore lived isolated in Papua New Guinea until the 1930s. They believed in eating their dead rather than allowing them to be consumed by worms. This led to an epidemic of a disease called “kuru, or “the laughing death,” caused by ingestion of human meat. This disease was not caused by a pathogen, but rather, a “twisted protein,” (according to an NPR report) that tricks “other proteins in the brain to twist like it, damaging the brain’s cerebellum. Researchers compared it to Dr. Jekyll’s transformation. The last victim of kuru died in 2009.
Admittedly, eating our dead would solve the population growth problem that Bernie Sanders wants to conquer by forcing poor third world women to abort their offspring, but if it’s all the same, I’ll stick to corned beef.
Cross posted at The Lid