Would You Eat a Woolly Mammoth Meatball?

This is actually a preamble to a bigger question: Would you eat lab-grown meat? As vegetarian/pescatarian who enjoys Beyond and Impossible “meat”, I hardly ever crave actual meat anymore, but there are circumstances in which I would dabble in lab-grown meat, especially if it had a significantly smaller environmental footprint than farm-raised animals.

But back to the woolly mammoth: I learned today that a company called Vow in Australia has spliced mammoth DNA with lab-made lamb meat. It’s mostly a publicity stunt, as they aren’t selling the meatball (they admit that they have no idea what “the potential allergenicity might be of this particular protein”).

I’m really intrigued by the future of lab-grown meat, and this seems to open the door for hybrid dishes that don’t even exist. Would you eat a woolly mammoth meatball?

2 thoughts on “Would You Eat a Woolly Mammoth Meatball?”

  1. Jamey,

    The short answer is yes, having read the article. Moreover I can’t think of another time in which I had two e-mails, back-to-back in my Inbox regarding Wooly Mammoth Meatballs ~ yours and that of Morning Brew. Well done.



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