lab meat

Italy is going to ban lab-grown meat – here’s why that’s a bad move for sustainability

- April 18, 2023 4 MIN READ

Scientists recently created a meatball with the flesh of the long-extinct woolly mammoth. The meatball was the product of one of this century’s most promising technological advancements – cellular agriculture. Sometimes called “lab-grown meat,” the process involves growing animal products from animal cells in a controlled laboratory environment. The process eliminates many of the environmental,… Read more »

Vow meatball, mammoth, cultured meat

Mammoth dreams: Why the future of lab-grown meat will more boring than exotic and wildly problematic

- April 11, 2023 3 MIN READ

Last week, an Australian “cultured meat” company called Vow made headlines with a meatball made from the flesh of a woolly mammoth – or something very much like it. Combining the technologies of lab-based cell culture and “de-extinction,” Vow scientists grew muscle proteins based on DNA sequences from the long-dead proboscideans. The meatball was not… Read more »