01/20/2015 02:19 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer In Quest For Profit

At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. The potential benefits are huge: animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise.

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