“The problem is that there are not that many of them. We should give people a choice that is affordable and sustainable and difficult,” he added.
Another company called Vow recently created a so-called mammoth meatball. They collaborated with the Australian Institute for Bioengineering at the University of Queensland to create the mammoth muscle protein.
“They retrieved the DNA sequenced from mammoth myoglobin, which is the key muscle protein, and filled in a few gaps using elephant DNA”, Bowler said.
“It is at least partially myoglobin from an animal that’s been extinct for thousands of years. So they didn’t really know how human bodies would react,” Bowler added.
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