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China is Building An Animal-Cloning Factory
This cow-producing factory has one major goal: to feed hundreds of people.

How? Create 100,000 cow embryos per year and provide 5 percent of the meat eaten in China.

The point isn't to create MORE cow, but to skip 3-4 generations of breeding necessary to create herds of a specific kind of cow. Essentially creating the "perfect meat" cow, over and over.
The factory is a 200 million yuan (over $31 million) center located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, a government-sponsored business area about 100 miles from Beijing.
This commercial business is government sponsored and endorsed. China has officially given it's sign of approval, regardless of ethical dilemma's posed in other countries.
BoyaLife, the company tasked with the cloning, is also working to clone champion racehorses and extremely smart dogs, like those use to sniff for drugs.
Xu Xiaochun, the chief executive of BoyaLife told The Guardian that the new clone factory would also rescue endangered species from extinction.
“We want it to be modern, we want it to be cutting edge. We want it to represent the future,” Xu Xiaochun stated.
Now, let's hope they don't go on cloning dinos as their next business move... we all know how that ended...

What do you think of this factory? Is is using science responsibly or messing with nature in a bad way?

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