A scientist in America named Ben Novak has been running experiments on pigeons. His theory is that, using CRISPR technology (if you’ve not heard of this, maybe try a SPRITZR?), we could use genes from fossils to recreate extinct animals. This process is called “De-Extinction” – Novak is extracting genes from the extinct Passenger Pigeon, and inserting them into the reproductive systems of some common pigeons. If all goes to plan, then their offspring will carry the genes of an extinct animal. The ability to resurrect the extinct is an exciting possibility. With this power, we could see a resurgence of the Sabretooth Tiger, the Dinosaurs, and Rupert Grint’s career.
About our community charity:
The Trussel Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussel Trust support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2019 and March 2020, food banks in our network provide a record 1.9 million food supplies to people in crisis, an 18% increase on the previous year.
This cocktail donates £5 from each sale to our local Cardiff Foodbank, to help the fight against poverty in the UK and try to end the need for foodbanks.