Within the next seven months China plans to open the first cloning factory. There, they plan to clone cattle, pets, and eventually humans. They have also been working on ways to clone extinct or dead animals; for example the wooly mammoth is one such animal they have been developing methods for. The factory is opening with hopes to produce 1 million cows a year by 2020. They anticipate that the cloning of cattle and other such animals could help with world food supplies and specifically China's food crisis. Xu Xiaochun, the CEO behind the company hopes that helping aid the food crisis will shed a new light on the moral issues behind cloning, and people will see what good it can bring.
This article was chosen because of the moral issues it brings into question. While I do see the practicality of cloning animals for food, there still is just a uneasiness about it. I'm not entirely on board with the idea of eating cloned meat, even if it is FDA approved in the US (which it is). And while cloning humans might be something others are into, I personally get a little wierded out by the thought of there being an identical me. Overall I felt the story just showed how far we've come in genetics and what direction this is headed.