Extinct Meat

by | Apr 6, 2023

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Want to expand your palate, science is cooking up something new. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.

Recently an Australian company introduced a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat. But not just any meat, it had been made from a wooly mammoth extinct for about 10,000 years.  How’d they do it? The company used publicly available genetic information from the mammoth and filled in the missing parts with genetic data from its closest living relative, the african elephant. That was then inserted into a sheep cell in the lab. The cells then multiplied until there were enough to roll up into a meatball.but don’t expect this specific meatball to make its way to a menu near you. The company says it’s a one-off and has not been tested, even by the people who made it. Instead, the company says it was created to help get people talking about the future of meat. A future they say could be good for the planet. That’s because billions of acres of land are used for agriculture and to raise meat. Now it looks like the magic behind Jurassic Park might be changing things. Brian Banmiller, CBS News. 

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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