Meat cultivation food company Vow has created a meatball out of wooly mammoth meat.

Sure, wooly mammoths have been extinct a good long while, maybe 10,000 years or so, but they’ve used DNA samples to recreate mammoth muscle protein.

From an interview with the company’s founders in the Guardian:

We chose the woolly mammoth because it’s a symbol of diversity loss and a symbol of climate change.

This is more a PR / awareness raising thing than a restaurant special. So far only one of these meatballs exist and no-one has eaten it, on the basis that we’ve no clue how our bodies might react to it.

“We have a behaviour change problem when it comes to meat consumption…The goal is to transition a few billion meat eaters away from eating animal protein to eating things that can be produced in electrified systems.