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What Will $31 Million Buy You in China? An Animal Cloning Factory

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Touch the Soil News #243 Writing news about the food chain is difficult these days because there seem to be no boundaries – when it comes to food and technology. Chinese biotechnology firm Boyalife and South Korea’s Sooam Biotech are teaming up to create an industrial-scale cloning facility in Tianjin, China. Tianjin is one of the world’s largest cities with a population in excess of 15 million. The enterprise has received the blessings of the Chinese government and a lot of cursing in Chinese social media. One such social media snippet called for the feeding of cloned beef to Chinese officials and their families for at least 10 years before…

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