A Swedish behavioral scientist has taken climate change alarmism to another level, advocating for “eating human flesh” in order to combat the food shortages he expects to result from climate change and population growth.
At the Gastro Summit, a summit for the ostensibly climate-change-induced apocalyptic future of food, in Stockholm on September 3rd to 4th, Stockholm School of Economics professor and researcher Magnus Soderlund held a talk titled “Can You Imagine Eating Human Flesh?” to advocate for the idea of, and tear down the social taboos against, eating human flesh to combat climate change.
According to The Epoch Times, “He refers to the taboos against it as “conservative” and discusses people’s resistance to it as a problem that could be overcome, little by little, beginning with persuading people to just taste it. He can be seen in his video presentation and on Swedish channel TV4 saying that since food sources will be scarce in the future, people must be introduced to eating things they have thus far considered disgusting—among them, human flesh.” When Soderlund asked the audience if they would consider eating human flesh, he claims 8% was willing to consider the idea. In my opinion, 8% of the audience is about 8% more than the alarming threshold.
The idea that we will need to eat human flesh because of food shortages is both insane and idiotic. It comes from a theory that dates back to 1798 from Thomas Malthus, who claimed that human population growth will outpace food production. Unsurprisingly, the opposite happened. The population is nearly 8 times higher today than it was in 1798, and the rate of people starving has fallen drastically. Additionally, obesity, a side effect surplus of food, has become a problem in many developed countries. Further, we currently have enough food to completely end starvation globally if distributed properly. As The Guardian pointed out in 2014, “we produce enough to feed the global population of 7 billion people. And the world produces 17% more food per person today than 30 years ago, and the rate of food production has increased faster than the rate of population growth for the past two decades.”