The Glorious Mammoth Meatball

Honor Wescott, Reporter

It is through scientific innovation that in recent years that we are able to constantly improve our ever changing lives, however the most recent scientific creation, the Mammoth Meatball, has a-lot of people questioning the future of the dishes at their local Italian restaurants. Although it sounds like something straight out of the 1993 classic Jurassic Park, the Mammoth Meatball is legit and has the internet in a whirlwind.

Extinct for almost 30,000 years the towering wooly mammoth has made a comeback in the most obscure way possible. Created by replicating the DNA of the African Elephants, Dutch scientists have become master chefs in cooking meatballs that are very genetically similar to that of the wooly mammoth.

Now let’s address the question on everyone’s mind. Why are we creating meatballs from animals that roamed earth over 100,000 years ago? Well the Mammoth Meatball is actually making a statement.

Livestock makes up 30% of our global emissions, and while mammoth most likely will not be on next week’s lunch menu it serves as a glimpse into the future of food production.

“The Mammoth Meatball shows the world that when cutting-edge technology meets creativity, it can change our future. Our aim is to start a conversation about how we eat, and what the future alternatives can look and taste like. Cultured meat is meat, but not as we know it. It’s the future,” stated Bas Korsten, the father of the mammoth meatball.

The aim of shedding a light onto how we eat has definitely taken effect since the meatball has become an overnight viral hit. Becoming a trending topic on internet platforms including Twitter and Google.

“Give it to me” writes Twitter user Dionte sparrow “I will eat it”

Unfortunately for Twitter users the meatball has been deemed not edible. Scientists are currently unable to predict how the meatball will affect the immune systems of those who eat it, and I guess you could assume that the meatball has well passed its expiration date.