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Swedish scientist suggests eating "long pig" to fight climate change

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Forget about becoming a vegan or eating bugs as the future source of foods to fight climate change, the newest craze to stave off our need for beef and pork is a meat source that is available all over the world, every where you look, even in your mirror. For those who don't know, "long pig" is the term cannibals use for human flesh. If you are planning to move or want to travel to Sweden, be careful if a friendly Swede asks you over for dinner. They may mean it quite literally.

Swedish Scientist Proposes Cannibalism to Fight Climate Change

Swedish behavioural scientist Magnus Söderlund has suggested that eating other people after they die could be a means of combatting climate change.

The scientist mentioned the possibility of cannibalism during a broadcast on Swedish television channel TV4 this week about a fair in Stockholm regarding “food of the future”.

Söderlund is set to hold seminars at the event, entitled “Gastro Summit — about the future of food” where he intends to discuss the possibility of eating people in the name of cutting down greenhouse emissions.

According to his research, the main problem with the idea is the widespread taboo of eating human flesh and said that conservative attitudes could make it hard to convince Swedes at large to take up the practice of cannibalism.

The rest of the story can be found at the source.
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In a world where we treat our pets better than our own human family members, when we would rather save eagle egg's over unborn babies, and how we just step over homeless people in the streets and act like they don't exist rather than help them improve their life, I can't say this suggestion of cannibalism comes as a surprise to me. Where I agree with this scientist is when he states, "conservative attitudes could make it hard to convince Swedes at large to take up the practice of cannibalism". I can imagine cannibalism being a possibility to someone with a "liberal" or "progressive" attitude.

What do you think? Would you eat "long pig" if it would save the world? Should we eat our dead? Would you try lab grown human flesh?

All opinions are welcome, but I can't guarantee you won't be judged by your peers.
 

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In today's situation I wouldn't. And hopefully never anyway. But who knows what people will do when things get scarce and your children starve? I would probably rather choose death via starvation for myself at least, than some cannibal predatory setup.

Whether or not anybody is for the idea. Its an inretesting to turn it around the mind. There are so many unquestioned taboos. Think about toilet taboo. I visited a really old farm this summer. Had a shit house like this:
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Are you getting your news from the Onion or what? This shit is so random. :rofl2:

Anyway, besides meat substitutes like the impossible/beyond burger, we're close to perfecting lab-grown meats as well. Cannibalism shouldn't be necessary unless the world goes full-on Mad Max. :D
 

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Do you rather to be eaten by an animal or human? Or bugs in your grave?

I mean we already have the packaging for human meat hehe.
 

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I won't comment on this without a full transcript and translation of the actual seminar he held. Seems like people are taking apart a few soundbites out of context.
 

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Yes, before that - I'm voting for the 'mercy nukes'. On others.

edit: Tried to pin down the source - mostly right wing blogs picked it up (Sputnik on the first page of google news..)

edit2: From appearance alone, this is people going crazy (climate change - everyone worry), and some niche outlets distributing it as clickbait.

Also - this is why we need more transdisciplinary science projects, because - to transition people into eating other humans psychologically is a little more problematic, than to transition them into 'driving less'. If that guy doesnt see that, he has issues.

Whats interesting though is - that the far right is peddling that as a motive now. Why? So people get accustomed to the notion, that radical change is needed? They sold the fear of 'unscrupulous elites' that would want to kill word populations, into peoples minds for decades. Now they are for it?
 
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Always been proud to be a swede (half fin too)
But these recent years has made me really bitter and almost hostile towards my own country :>
Guess I can just move to Finnishland when Sweden finally falls apart :)

Also, I really wonder what soylent green taste like
 
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No thanks. It is not natural and disgusting. You might get new disease from eating human flesh even if cook it too. It is not natural at all. GROSS!
 

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Always been proud to be a swede (half fin too)
But these recent years has made me really bitter and almost hostile towards my own country :>
Guess I can just move to Finnishland when Sweden finally falls apart :)

Also, I really wonder what soylent green taste like
A PR scientist said something at a conference, or maybe on TV. Now you are hostile towards your country?

The miracle of the human mind.
 
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This is so weird. People are thinking of the most abstruse solutions to a problem that could be solved if we just reduced our craving for meat.

Personally I'm a vegetarian since 2003, I don't miss meat one bit. But if you don't want to quit meat completely just buy quality meat from a local butcher once or twice a week and take your time to enjoy it instead of buying the cheap mass produced stuff from the supermarket every day.

The problem with modern society is is that people want everything for cheap at any time and take it for granted.
 

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This is so weird. People are thinking of the most abstruse solutions to a problem that could be solved if we just reduced our craving for meat.

Personally I'm a vegetarian since 2003, I don't miss meat one bit. But if you don't want to quit meat completely just buy quality meat from a local butcher once or twice a week and take your time to enjoy it instead of buying the cheap mass produced stuff from the supermarket every day.

The problem with modern society is is that people want everything for cheap at any time and take it for granted.

I bet you taste good
Hope you're not too stringy
 

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