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Mammoth meat was “baked” into meatballs in the Netherlands

Mammoth meat was “baked” into meatballs in the Netherlands

Last Tuesday, the 28th, in the Dutch capital, the meat of a mammoth died thousands of years ago. The meatball was made from lab-grown meat from the woolly mammoth, a species believed to be extinct. The production results in a mixture between the food of the past and a reflection of the food of the future.

The purpose of the preparation was to raise awareness

In Amsterdam, meatloaf made with cultured meat vow It was shown in the NEMO Science Museum, inside a sort of aquarium for all participants to contemplate.

Despite it being a ready-made thing, experts do not say it is suitable for consumption.

You will need to test to see if the product is within food safety standards, as the meat itself is thousands of years old. Only after food tests will researchers be able to be sure of the quality of consumption.

Mammoth meat is criticized

Until it turned into a ball of meat, the process required weeks of cultivation. Meatballs are made by Scientists who managed to join the myoglobin DNA of the mammoth and the genes of the African elephant.

According to the researchers, the currently found animal is the closest living relative of the woolly mammoth.

In an interview with AFP, Tim Noakesmith, co-founder of vow (meat producer), states that the selection of woolly mammoths to produce meatballs is part of the symbolism of loss caused by past climate changes.

For Tim, this would be the same fate as humans if eating habits did not change, which is an example when talking about large-scale farming and the way humans eat.

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One of the biggest future prospects is the production of meat from plants or lab-raised meat.

Cattle emit 14.5% of the greenhouse gases that can be caused by humans. This percentage could rise to 70% by 2050, which is why this production of more than 4,000 years is currently active.

For Tim, the best option might be to offer “something better” so that people stop eating meat.

Until proper food safety testing is in place, the researchers say they are very anxious to know what mammoth meat tastes like.