Mammoth Meatballs Were Cooked In The Australian Startup

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An Australian company unveiled lab-grown meatballs using the genetic sequence of an extinct elephant, and as the name suggests, it became the subject of hot and controversial discussions among the public.

Laboratory meat is a kind of cultured or cellular meat that is prepared from animal cells and does not require animal slaughter for its production. Due to this advantage, it has gained many fans because this method is better not only for animals but also for the environment.

Vow used publicly available mammoth genetic information to produce the meat, replaced the missing parts with genetic data from its closest living relative, the African elephant, and then grew it in sheep cells, Novak smith said.

Given the appropriate laboratory conditions, these cells multiplied and grew until they were enough to cook a large meatball; But don’t worry too much that you will be served such dishes in restaurants soon. The reason is that in addition to the time-consuming process, only Singapore has approved the use of cell meats. Australian company Vow hopes to sell its first product, cell cultured Japanese quail meat, in Singapore by the end of this year.

This company is not going to make “mammoth meatballs” again, and its makers have not even tasted it; It is not going to be commercialized. Instead, the product was introduced as a source of protein and fueled public curiosity about the future of meat.

According to experts, if this technology is widely used, it can quickly reduce the harmful environmental effects caused by global meat production in the future. Currently, more than 100 companies around the world are researching meat products produced by cell culture in order to realize this goal as soon as possible.