China is planning to open a 'cloning factory' which will aim to produce one million calves and other animals a year, including family pets.The £21m plant is backed by Chinese and South Korean biotechnology firms and will include cloning laboratories and a gene bank, Chinese news agencies reported.It will be based in the northern port of Tianjin and begin production next year, with an initial capacity of 100,00 cattle embryos a year, eventually raising to 1 million."Chinese farmers are struggling to produce enough beef cattle to meet market demand," said Boyalife chairman Xu Xiaochun.The European Parliament recently beefed up the Commission's initial proposals to ban animal cloning.
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