Australian company Vow develops a meatball made from woolly mammoth flesh
Australian company Vow develops a meatball made from woolly mammoth flesh

Australian company Vow develops a meatball made from woolly mammoth flesh

Australian cultivated meat company Vow has made an extraordinary breakthrough in the meat industry and develops a meatball made from the flesh of a woolly mammoth.

The mammoth meatball as part of its project to demonstrate the potential of cultivating flesh from cells. Thereby aiming to transition people away from consuming conventional animal protein and towards meatballs made from woolly mammoth.

Vow’s project does not involve the slaughter of animals. Rather highlighting the relationship between large-scale livestock production, wildlife destruction, and the climate crisis. By using the DNA sequence of mammoth myoglobin, a key muscle protein that gives meat its flavor. Vow has inserted the DNA into myoblast stem cells from a sheep. They were then grown to 20 billion cells and used to create the meatball.

The successful creation of the mammoth meatball is a major breakthrough in the meat industry. It could potentially lead to the development of new kinds of meat using cells from unconventional species. Although the mammoth meatball was developed successfully, there are no plans yet for it to be available for human consumption.

Vow has explored the potential of over 50 species, including alpaca, buffalo, crocodile, kangaroo, peacocks, and fish before their meatball made from woolly mammoth. Vow aims to use this groundbreaking research to transition billions of meat-eaters from consuming conventional animal protein to consuming meat that they can produce through the cultivation of cells. By inventing meat from cells that are easy to grow, tasty, and nutritious, the company hopes to offer an alternative to large-scale livestock production that causes environmental damage and contributes to the climate crisis.

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