Consumption of human flesh is seen as a vile and morally wrong. However medical researchers reveal consuming cooked human flesh is no more dangerous than eating the cooked flesh of other animals.
Cannibalism is not only practiced in Uganda, human flesh is consumed globally.
In Europe, human flesh particularly bones, blood and fats were hot cake. The body parts were openly sold and bought for medical purposes for the treatment of headache, epilepsy among others. However, this practice has since stopped.
In Uganda, it is said human flesh was part of his menu one of the former presidents. Sources consuming blood of his enemies and their flesh helped him become more courageous and fearless.
It is said, during the 2013 North Korean famine, Nationals turned to fellow citizens for survival.
In East Asia, the siege of Leningrad in the early 1940’s and China’s ‘‘China Leap Forward’’ in the late 1950’s and 1960’s consuming human flesh was a common feature.
In some parts of the world, when a loved one-husband, wife, relative died, some of their body parts were consumed for ‘continuity of relationship’’
The reasoning was that letting your loved one be eaten by maggots was equally unaccepted. They would rather consume them.
Cannibalism sounds a backward practice, however, even today; there are some cultures where women eat their placenta after giving birth.
According to medical News, if there is one organ that should be avoided at all cost: the brain. Research shows consuming brains cause disease common known as Kuku-a laughing sickness disease. The disease is a unanimously fatal, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; it is a prion-based disease similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy also known as mad cow disease.