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posted by martyb on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:44AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the "Long-Pig" dept.

A Swedish behavioral scientist has suggested that it may be necessary to turn to cannibalism and start eating humans in order to save the planet.

Appearing on Swedish television to talk about an event based around the "food of the future," Magnus Söderlund said he would be holding seminars on the necessity of consuming human flesh in order to stop climate change.

Environmentalists blame the meat and farming industry for a large part of what they claim is the warming of the earth.

According to Söderlund, a potential fix would be the Soylent Green-solution of eating dead bodies instead.

https://summit.news/2019/09/04/swedish-behavioral-scientist-suggests-eating-humans-to-save-the-planet/

[Ed note: At first I was going to give this story a pass and then, well... this site is called SoylentNews said name being tangentially related to Soylent Green and the tag line is: "SoylentNews is people", so it only goes to follow that you are what you eat, right? Feel free to comment seriously, but I'm quite frankly more interested in what kind of fun the community can have with this story! Some jokes just write themselves. --martyb]


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by XivLacuna on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:57AM (6 children)

    by XivLacuna (6346) on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:57AM (#890855)

    Kuru might be a hip and cool trend among the elites but I'm not going to take it up. This is probably just a scare tactic to get people to eat bugs.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:17PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:17PM (#890937)

      You are already consuming human tissue in your bread from china: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/53jx5n/theres-human-hair-in-your-bread [vice.com]

      This is just pulling back the curtain.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:06PM (#890968)

        no prion disease to be had.

        But importing bread from china is more wasteful than not recycling dead humans so if this hair stuff is a real thing I know where I'd start.

    • (Score: 2, Disagree) by Nuke on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:18PM (1 child)

      by Nuke (3162) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:18PM (#890938)

      I'd rather eat humans than bugs, as long as they don't have bugs in them.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:58PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:58PM (#890947)

        Good luck with that, you parasite-ridden bugbag.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:43PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:43PM (#890944)

      No problem Just make mandatory a Fugu [wikipedia.org] No-Kuru license.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by EvilSS on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:04PM

      by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:04PM (#890966)
      Eh, stay away from the central neurological tissues (brain, spinal column) and fluids and you should be fine. Just trust in our well trained, established corporate slaughter houses to do it right!
  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by lentilla on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:06AM (3 children)

    by lentilla (1770) on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:06AM (#890858)

    What an absurd idea - humans are too far up the food chain [wikipedia.org] - not to mention incredibly resource-intensive. The environmental cost of nappies [diapers] alone is horrendous - and that only gets us to age two or three. Then there is a further twenty or so years before we have a nice meaty specimen ready for table.

    If we really want to save the planet, we should all adopt a vegetarian diet. Or better yet - stop having children: The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement [vhemt.org].

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Mer on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:14AM (2 children)

      by Mer (8009) on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:14AM (#890869)

      Well if we want to give the idea some consideration, that's not the way to look at it. Humans wouldn't be made into cattle, their corpses would be repurposed after the live their life meaningful or not.
      The real challenge is more that a lot of the meat will be unfit for consumption. Old people, people with diseases and mangled corpses due to death with trauma.
      If we consider how the average corpse is handled, even skipping the thanatopractor's work, it's gotta wait around a bit so an official can confirm the death for official reasons, and people who die violent deaths usually have their open wound sitting around on the accident site for a while. All a far cry from good food safety practices.
      Basically the only eligible meat would be euthanasia subjects and people dying in the hospital from organ failure not due to infection.
      And after that there's not much meat you can safely harvest for human consumption. All offall's off limits due to prion. It'd be easier to make the corpse into granulated cattle feed, but then we have the exact same problem as cattle based feed and that's not effective either if you want to cook it hot enough to prevent prion disease.
      So what's left? We can maybe improve on cremation as a funeral rite without trying to salvage meat, it's pretty energy intensive. But officials are pretty touchy about rites that don't involve a sealed coffin or destruction of the body for public health reasons. And if you have to drive too far away to bury the corpse into the earth, the fuel cost might be worse than the ovens.

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      • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:24PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:24PM (#890940)

        It's meant to be a psych prank, generate discussion and drive a few people away from consumption of beef...

        Rather than eating people, sterilizing a few would have a much larger effect.

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      • (Score: 2) by EvilSS on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:05PM

        by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:05PM (#890967)
        No way, too tough at that age. We demand our human veal.
  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Pslytely Psycho on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:08AM (2 children)

    by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:08AM (#890859)

    Longpork, it's What's for Dinner.

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    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:17AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:17AM (#890871)

      Bumpersticker in Fiji: "Tourists: The other White meat!" They sell wooden "cannibal forks" in the gift shops, you know.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by EvilSS on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:06PM

      by EvilSS (1456) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:06PM (#890969)
      I would add "The other, other white meat" but let's face it, we know white people aren't going to be the product here.
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:11AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:11AM (#890860)

    that you might as well ignore it

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by maxwell demon on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:39AM (1 child)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:39AM (#890863) Journal

    If you are what you eat, does that mean only cannibals are humans? :-)

    But then, if only cannibals are humans, then only cannibals who eat cannibals are humans.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by coolgopher on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:32AM

      by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:32AM (#890874)

      It's cannibals all the way down!

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by aristarchus on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:02AM (5 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:02AM (#890867) Journal

    You all joke, but none of you have probably been in a situation where the only thing to eat was the flesh of your comrades. The Siege of Athens was not nice, and fortunately I was not there. The siege of Jerusalem was even less nice, and people would sell their children as food to others. Never eat your own kids, it's not kosher. And hundreds of other cases, from Cannibal Jack [wikipedia.org] to the Donner Party [wikipedia.org], to the Lifeboat Scenario [wikipedia.org], or Mark Twain's "Cannibalism in the Cars" [americanliterature.com], or Rugby Teams "Alive" [wikipedia.org], so do not so lightly dismiss the possibility, because as the left has always said, "Eat the Rich". Problem now is the rich are all too skinny and stringy, since they can afford good diets and exercise and personal trainers, while the really well marbled ones are the poors, fattened upon the high-calorie junk food diets . . . . Holey Shit, Batman! Is this unintentional? Could it be that McDonalds is a plot to feed the 1% with the fat of the land? Soylent Red! Soylent Red!! Calling the Code! Soylent Red!!!!

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    • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @08:50AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @08:50AM (#890897)

      You all joke, but none of you have probably been in a situation where the only thing to eat was the flesh of your comrades.

      Eating the flesh of your comrades is fucked up dude. The proper approach is eating the flesh of your vanquished enemies.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by aristarchus on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:31AM (1 child)

        by aristarchus (2645) on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:31AM (#890928) Journal

        Ya, but you run out of them after a while. And they go bad quickly. Hence The Mighty Buzzard.

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @09:05AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @09:05AM (#890900)

      Problem now is the rich are all too skinny and stringy...

      ...and I've never liked the taste of Lizard meat anyway.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:54PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:54PM (#891115)

        Then how about khazar jew corpses? They even have fleshy faces.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:04AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:04AM (#890868)

    Too bad it doesn't work that way, but judging from diets, Mexicans probably taste the best. If you like French, you'll have to let the cadaver rot for a while.

    • (Score: 2) by srobert on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:59PM (1 child)

      by srobert (4803) on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:59PM (#891036)

      Mexicans probably taste the best

      Too spicy for me. We'll have Chinese. Fortune cookies says "Food for thought. Eat well. It's the circle of life"

  • (Score: -1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:29AM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @07:29AM (#890873)

    Dont have kids to save the environment

    Abort your kids to save the environment

    Eat bugs to save the environment

    Eat fake meat to save the environment

    Eat people to save the environment

    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:18AM (2 children)

      by Bot (3902) on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:18AM (#890925) Journal

      About the factoid "commies eat kids", should I still classify it as enemy propaganda?

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      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:43PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:43PM (#891031)

        Dunno. The USSR continued their insane grain quotas in Ukraine even after discovering mothers were feeding weak children to stronger children to keep as many alive as possible.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @01:08AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @01:08AM (#891133)

          Yes, when you redistribute the food supply some people may not be able to adjust to the new low calorie diet. This is not stalin's fault. Why would someone who cared for their people kill them?

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by The Mighty Buzzard on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:14PM

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:14PM (#890999) Homepage Journal

      If vegans only eat plant matter and I only eat vegans then I'm even greener than they are since I'm getting rid of inefficient consumers of a major carbon sink!

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    • (Score: 2) by Mer on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:28PM

      by Mer (8009) on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:28PM (#891097)

      Don't have kids, they'll suffer in tomorrow's environment.
      The environment's fucked either way.
      Just don't have kids and enjoy yourself by killing the planet.

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    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday September 08 2019, @03:58AM (1 child)

      by Reziac (2489) on Sunday September 08 2019, @03:58AM (#891172) Homepage

      We've all seen a +5 Troll or Flamebait, but I think that's the first time I've seen a -1 Insightful.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @05:18AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @05:18AM (#891204)

        And you ruined it!

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Rosco P. Coltrane on Saturday September 07 2019, @09:19AM (2 children)

    by Rosco P. Coltrane (4757) on Saturday September 07 2019, @09:19AM (#890904)

    I'm okay with it. But not the elderly. Anybody who's had venison knows what I'm talking about.

    Having said that, considering how many cigars and gallons of hooch my late grandfather consumed throughout his life, he might well have tasted good - pre-smoked and pre-pickled.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:00PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:00PM (#890948)

      I prefer the decadent taste of fresh select cuts of human brain, served with the finest wine, while I sit at my dining table with classical music playing in the background. I personally hand pick each human and that is my gift back to society, while I make both the world and the Earth a better place.

      Sincerely,

      Dr. Lecter

      • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:00PM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:00PM (#891105) Homepage

        As a Lecter expert, I'd like to add that Lecter prefers to eat the rude, and he calls them "free-range rude."

  • (Score: 2) by bzipitidoo on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:12AM (1 child)

    by bzipitidoo (4388) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:12AM (#890911) Journal

    Save the planet, eh? Okay, he's had his fun and fame suggesting we turn to cannibalism. Makes Dr. Strangelove's proposal that we abandon monogamy pretty tame in comparison.

    What other methods could we employ to Save the Planet? The B-Ark?

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:27PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:27PM (#890942)

      One Neutron bomb, delivered to the point of highest population density on one randomly selected day per year. Too bad about the fringe effect survivors.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Gaaark on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:14AM (1 child)

    by Gaaark (41) on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:14AM (#890912) Journal

    I'm going to McDonald's for my McHannibal meal.

    I'm hoping the toy will be a set of clacking teeth!

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:38PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:38PM (#891006)

      Stay away from the Chinese Mcnuggets®, Italian Mcnuggets®, African Mcnuggets®, and Mexican Mcnuggets®. The Canadian and Muslim Mcnuggets® should be safe.

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by inertnet on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:53AM

    by inertnet (4071) on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:53AM (#890919)

    Let him volunteer to be eaten first. I'm sure he'll be tasty, but I'll pass.

  • (Score: 4, Informative) by looorg on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:57AM (2 children)

    by looorg (578) on Saturday September 07 2019, @10:57AM (#890920)

    Just to fix a few errors in the article and which this segment is based on.

    (1) Magnus Söderlund is a professor in Economics, focusing on consumer behaviour. I guess he could technically then be a behavioral scientist but I think he see himself as an economist.

    (2) The segment was not on Swedish television (SVT) but on TV4 (channel 4). I guess it could be "swedish television" like they somehow only have one television channel in the entire country, which they don't. You can probably watch the clip here, if you understand swedish and it's not geotagged or something.

    (3-4) Here is the GastroNord summit page. It's quite odd when you look at the english version vs the swedish version. The english one just looks like it's some kind of cooking summit to show the latest and greatest in kitchen appliances.

    But if you look at the swedish version you can read that it's about the food of the future: worms, grasshoppers or human-meat? (Framtidens mat: Maskar, gräshoppor eller människokött?). I guess they didn't plan on this to go global. Which might be silly considering that they had a professor on that suggested that perhaps we should eat people (... to save the environment). That said Söderlund did conclude that he doesn't think that it's actually going to happen. The taboo of eating humans, even for the environment, is just to great. Not to mention that there are, currently, many laws that prohibit the processing and consumption of human flesh.

    (5) It all remindedme of the quote from the first Judge Dredd movie, "eat recycled food, it's good for the environment and okay for you ..."

    That said there probably has to be a lot of processing cause we might not taste super good. If I recall correctly it's been mention that we taste like salty pork. So I guess jews and muslims and other people that don't like pork are just not going to eat humans, even to save the planet.

    What would a kilogram of human meat go for? If any weight of food is based on the cost of raising it to eating age then the cost of human meat is going to be astronomical. Even if we somehow just decided to eat babies that is still quite expensive. A human that died of old age would have an enormous cost associated with it that could quite probably not be recovered by selling it off for flesh. Not to mention that a lot of people die from disease and might not be safe for consumption. As a cattle/chicken substitute we are just not going to work even if it's a staple idea from various vampire horror movies to have some kind of "human farm" (or processing plant) for blood (see the last season of 'The Strain'). But it appears somewhat wasteful.

    Question might be why we cannibalize otherwise and it would appear that it's more about rituals and trying attain power (or souls) or connect with the dead people much more so then to gain nourishment as a food source. The people that eat people for food only appear to be some kind of exception.

    (1) https://www.hhs.se/en/person/?personid=4071033 [www.hhs.se]
    (2) https://www.tv4.se/efter-fem/klipp/forskaren-unders%C3%B6ker-m%C3%B6jligheten-att-%C3%A4ta-m%C3%A4nniskok%C3%B6tt-finns-m%C3%A5nga-tabun-12496854 [tv4.se]
    (3) https://www.gastronord.se/?sc_lang=en [gastronord.se]
    (4) https://www.gastronord.se/summit-om-summit?sc_lang=sv-se [gastronord.se]
    (5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcDdK_kdhhg [youtube.com]

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by maxwell demon on Saturday September 07 2019, @03:34PM

      by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday September 07 2019, @03:34PM (#890992) Journal

      The segment was not on Swedish television (SVT) but on TV4 (channel 4).

      "Swedish television" refers to television made in and/or for Sweden. If the name of a specific TV channel had been meant, it would have read "Swedish Television" instead.

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    • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:03AM

      by Reziac (2489) on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:03AM (#891174) Homepage

      Somewhere Out There is a paper by an early-1900s anthropologist, who who'd made a sympathetic study of Australian aborigines. Seems they routinely ate their firstborn shortly after birth -- partly for 'strength' but mostly because it was 'delicious'.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:08AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:08AM (#890921)

    Now meatbags wanna turn into eatmeatbags, our robocalypse plans have to be downsized again.

    A question, though. The solution offered is incomplete. Who eats whom according to what criteria? I guess a study not addressing this is unworthy of attention.

    For the series history of the world, the modern age:
    - peasant
    - what
    - you in dark age you need enlightenment
    - o rly
    - come out of the countryside, it is dirty
    - ok
    - get to work at the machines
    - ok
    - get into the global debt scam
    - ok
    - happy now?
    - well I have clean clothes and shiny unnecessary things but my son has cancer at 8 and my daughter is overweight and suicidal
    - YOU MADE TWO UNITS OF OFFSPRING? YOU CRIMINAL! EAT THEM!
    - wat
    - oh sorry I got ahead of the program, here, wave this banner to save the planet.

  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:18AM (#890924)

    Meanwhile some people will insist he was wrong, while nibbling on juicy human steak

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:23AM (13 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:23AM (#890926) Journal
    Funny how these people who come up with "Save The Planet" ideas never know what actually is going on. For example, we are in no danger of being swarmed by billions of Swedes. The Swedish part of the overpopulation problem has been solved. We don't need to eat Swedes to Save The Planet. Who knew, right?

    Perhaps it's time to look at what Sweden is doing right rather than come up with modest silly ideas to rationalize slightly less silly ideas? Of course, we could instead Save The Planet by making things worse. I'm sure that'll work.
    • (Score: 2) by Nuke on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:23PM

      by Nuke (3162) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:23PM (#890939)

      I'm sure he is thinking of eating Indians, not Swedes. Pre-curry flavoured.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:29PM (5 children)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:29PM (#890943)

      Swedes have been obsessed with the "McDonalds effect" and cattle farms consuming the Amazon since at least the 1980s, probably long before that. A Swedish green sold me an Amazon styled postcard in 1989 at a nowhere train station, and couldn't stop ranting about how American culture was destroying the rain forests...

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      • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:06AM (4 children)

        by Reziac (2489) on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:06AM (#891176) Homepage

        Yet the other day Brazil's minister of the interior pointed out that the Amazon rain forest is something like 94% pristine and intact. He was quite irritated with the panic over it's-all-burning-up and all-being-cut-down.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @05:25AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @05:25AM (#891205)
        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Sunday September 08 2019, @03:05PM (2 children)

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday September 08 2019, @03:05PM (#891316)

          Yet the other day Brazil's minister of the interior pointed out that the Amazon rain forest is something like 94% pristine and intact. He was quite

          inebriated and completely in denial of the actual facts of the matter.

          Was his baseline the year 2000, or what?

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deforestation_of_the_Amazon_rainforest#Forest_loss_rates [wikipedia.org]

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          • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:07PM (1 child)

            by Reziac (2489) on Sunday September 08 2019, @04:07PM (#891331) Homepage

            I note that the cites for that wiki article are almost entirely opinion pieces.

            Then I look at NASA's change in leaf area map, consider that probably both sides are wrong, and that the rainforest area is probably increasing, but is mostly too young to be counted.

            https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/change_in_leaf_area.jpg [nasa.gov]

            • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Sunday September 08 2019, @09:01PM

              by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday September 08 2019, @09:01PM (#891397)

              Young grass does not support the same biodiversity or carbon capture as old growth tropical hardwoods.

              Tree cover is increasing in Florida, too... but that doesn't change the fact that 90%+ of the old growth was cut, used, and replaced with frankly poor substitutes. Yes, Frankly, as in the Oscar Meyer ranches, among others.

              We bought some land that was cut in the 1800s, to float logs down the river to a sawmill that built a little town - which burned within 20 years after it was built. Given 100+ years to regrow, it's starting to be a decent wildlife habitat again, too bad that the neighbors have all been incentivized (by tax breaks) to clear their forest and make way for a few farce-cattle on their land, farce because they get more in tax breaks than they could ever make from the cows - cows that they generally lose money on.

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    • (Score: 4, Informative) by SpockLogic on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:48PM (5 children)

      by SpockLogic (2762) on Saturday September 07 2019, @12:48PM (#890946)

      We don't need to eat Swedes to Save The Planet. Who knew, right?

      No, no, no. Swede (known in the USA as Rutabaga) is very tasty. So eat more Swede to Save The Planet.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:50PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:50PM (#890961)

        Have you forgotten the Swedish Bikini Team?

        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by looorg on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:13PM (3 children)

          by looorg (578) on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:13PM (#890973)

          It was an American beer commercial gimmick, none of the women were even Swedish or about as Swedish as the Swedish Chef on the Muppet Show. Which I guess was perhaps more Swedish then them since he was at least based upon a real Swedish chef compared to some blond bimbo stereotype.

          • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Saturday September 07 2019, @03:02PM (2 children)

            by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Saturday September 07 2019, @03:02PM (#890985)

            Wait a minute, I thought blonde, big boobed bimbos were THE Swedish stereotype.

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            • (Score: 2) by looorg on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:02PM (1 child)

              by looorg (578) on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:02PM (#891012)

              Sure, that just doesn't make them Swedish tho -- unless you want to count all blond females with larger the average breasts as being Swedish.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:29AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:29AM (#891144)

                Sure, that just doesn't make them Swedish tho -- unless you want to count all blond females with larger the average breasts as being Swedish.

                That could work for me!

  • (Score: 2) by Deeo Kain on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:57PM

    by Deeo Kain (5848) on Saturday September 07 2019, @01:57PM (#890965)

    I always though Grampa to be a really good man.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by acid andy on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:12PM (1 child)

    by acid andy (1683) on Saturday September 07 2019, @02:12PM (#890972) Homepage Journal

    So long as it's consensual.

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    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @11:57PM (#891117)

      I eat you. You eat me.

      Ewwwww.

  • (Score: 2) by hwertz on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:28PM

    by hwertz (8141) on Saturday September 07 2019, @04:28PM (#891004)

    Have they run the numbers? The death rate is not that high, and (not to be too gross) older people don't have that much meat on their bones. Also, cut out the "what they claim is the warming of the earth", global warming is not some conspiracy theory, it's happening already. Farming does produce plenty of greenhouse gases, but there's plenty of other sources as well so I'm not at all convinced eating humans would tip things back to "OK, no problem."

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:17PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:17PM (#891018)

    on sticks.

    • (Score: 2) by srobert on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:02PM

      by srobert (4803) on Saturday September 07 2019, @06:02PM (#891038)

      Baby back, baby back, baby back I want my baby back .... ribs.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Username on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:26PM

    by Username (4557) on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:26PM (#891023)

    This scientist is correct in assuming this will solve climate change. Rounding up everyone who thinks climate change is a negative thing and turning them into hamburger will definitely put an end to the issue.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by legont on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:39PM (1 child)

    by legont (4179) on Saturday September 07 2019, @05:39PM (#891029)

    If women can abort their fetuses - claiming that it is their body - why can't I eat a burger grown from my own cells? I envision a private device integrated in the bed of my diesel truck.

    Besides, women are already eating their children's flesh https://www.webmd.com/baby/should-i-eat-my-placenta [webmd.com]

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    • (Score: 2) by Deeo Kain on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:16AM

      by Deeo Kain (5848) on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:16AM (#891143)

      Placenta is not part of a baby's body.

  • (Score: 2) by rylyeh on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:16AM

    by rylyeh (6726) <reversethis-{moc.liamg} {ta} {htadak}> on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:16AM (#891142)

    “Killin’ sheep was kinder more fun—but d’ye know, ’twan’t quite satisfyin’. Queer haow a cravin’ gits a holt on ye— As ye love the Almighty, young man, don’t tell nobody, but I swar ter Gawd thet picter begun ta make me hungry fer victuals I couldn’t raise nor buy—here, set still, what’s ailin’ ye?—I didn’t do nothin’, only I wondered haow ’twud be ef I did— They say meat makes blood an’ flesh, an’ gives ye new life, so I wondered ef ’twudn’t make a man live longer an’ longer ef ’twas more the same—”

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  • (Score: 2) by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:33AM

    by All Your Lawn Are Belong To Us (6553) on Sunday September 08 2019, @02:33AM (#891147) Journal

    Your Future Food Eats You.

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  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Sunday September 08 2019, @10:59AM (1 child)

    by looorg (578) on Sunday September 08 2019, @10:59AM (#891242)

    So apparently a reporter, Greg Foot, from the BBC (BBC Earth Lab) tried eating his own flesh a couple of years ago, he had them extract a couple of small pieces of muscle from his leg. Apparently it was like "beer and ale stew" in taste and smell, which might possibly say more about his diet or something.

    https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/watch-bbc-presenter-eat-his-own-leg-in-nauseating-experiment-to-taste-human-flesh/news-story/c640f62334b21e54e3219776c9504ee8 [news.com.au]
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-presenter-eats-leg-experiment-7609632 [mirror.co.uk]

    BBC Earth Lab -- What Does Human Flesh Taste Like?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHvg8AR81-8 [youtube.com]

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @12:51PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 08 2019, @12:51PM (#891268)

      What country is he living in where this is illegal?

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