Massive woolly mammoth meatball unveiled in the Netherlands
2 months ago
A giant meatball made from flesh cultivated using the DNA of an extinct woolly mammoth was unveiled on Tuesday at Nemo, a science museum in the Netherlands.
The meatball was created by Australian cultured meat company Vow, which – promising this was not an April Fools’ joke – said it wanted to get people talking about cultured meat, calling it a more sustainable alternative for real meat.
“We wanted to create something that was totally different from anything you can get now,” Vow founder Tim Noakesmith said, adding that an additional reason for choosing mammoth is that scientists believe that the animal’s extinction was caused by climate change.
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