An Australian food company called Vow recently created a meatball with protein cultivated from woolly mammoth cells, highlighting a new approach to food that just may become more normalized in the future.
Could Cultivated Meat Be A Solution To Climate Change?
According to The Guardian, the feat was done to highlight how cells from “unconventional species” can be utilized to create new meat options, as studies have shed light on the negative impact that livestock has on climate change.
George Peppou, the CEO of Vow, notes that the goal of the matter is to try and “transition a few billion meat eaters away from eating [conventional] animal protein to eating things that can be produced in electrified systems.”
He adds, “We believe the best way to do that is to invent meat. We look for cells that are easy to grow, really tasty and nutritious, and then mix and match those cells to create really tasty meat.”
Bas Korsten, the person who initially conceived the idea, also explained, “Our aim is to start a conversation about how we eat, and what the future alternatives can look and taste like. Cultured meat is meat, but not as we know it.”
We should also add that nobody has tasted this meatball, as scientists “have no idea how our immune system would react when we eat it.” However, they note, “But if we did it again, we could certainly do it in a way that would make it more palatable to regulatory bodies.”
The Utilization Of Cells Presents Endless Possibilities
While on the subject of mammoth meat being cultivated, we should note that this isn’t the only major recent scientific development in the realm of cell biology.
As The Shade Room previously reported, researchers were recently able to create baby mice through the cells of two males. Notably, these mice pups eventually grew up and went on to produce offspring of their own.
What do you think about this latest scientific development, and would you be down to ever try a mammoth meatball?