08/12/2010 04:03 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dead Cows Cloned To Boost US Beef Production

Some of the cattle cloned to boost food production in the US have been created from the cells of dead animals, according to a US cloning company.

Farmers say it is being done because it is only possible to tell that the animal's meat is of exceptionally high quality by inspecting its carcass.

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