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Fancy Some Extinct Woolly Mammoth Meatballs?

Fancy Some Extinct Woolly Mammoth Meatballs?

The woolly mammoth was chosen because it’s a symbol of diversity loss and a symbol of climate change.

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You’ve probably had a meatball sub from Subway or enjoyed IKEA’s famous meatballs on a Sunday, but have you ever wondered what a mammoth meatball would taste like?

According to the Guardian, Vow, an Australian company which has been taking a different approach to cultured meat, managed to resurrect the flesh of the long-extinct animal.

According to the report, the project aims to demonstrate the potential of lab grown meat that can be consumed without the need to slaughter animals.

The project also aims to highlight the link between large-scale livestock production and the destruction of wildlife and the climate crisis.

Vow also works on replacements for conventional meat, such as chicken, pork and beef and are also aiming to mix and match cells from unconventional species to create new kinds of meats.

These include other meats such as alpaca, buffalo, crocodile, kangaroo, peacocks and different types of fish.

As quoted by the Guardian, Tim Noakesmith, who cofounded Vow with George Peppou, said:

We chose the woolly mammoth because it’s a symbol of diversity loss and a symbol of climate change.

Tim Noakesmith, Co-Founder of Vow

While the extinction of this prehistoric animal has been highly debated by scientists, some theories put forward include viruses, meteor strikes, and human hunting.

But it’s climate change that most scientists agree on, and when the population was reduced, human hunting sealed their fate.

Last year, our neighbour Singapore became the first country to approve the commercial sale of a protein grown “out of thin air”.

Singapore has also emerged as a global hotspot for the alternative protein industry.

A Guardian report last year said startups had been going to Singapore to develop and launch animal-free alternatives to traditional meat products.

In 2021, Good Meat, which also focuses on lab-grown meat, launched their lab-grown “chicken” nuggets in Singapore.

Vow too, will be investing in selling cultivated meat in Singapore this year.

According to the news report, the first cultivated meat to be sold to diners will be Japanese quail.

Would you be willing to try a mammoth meatball sub?

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