"Whenever China goes from being a net exporter to a net importer of anything, it has a big impact on global prices," James Rice, chief of China operations for Tyson Foods, told The Guardian back in 2008.
These days, that's meat. With a side of meat.
With the advent of large-scale clone factories, however, the meat industry is poised to cut back on foreign beef imports in a big way. And that, too, will likely cause economic ripples across the planet.
But the factory isn't all about mass meat consumption. There are plans to clone police dogs, as well as thoroughbred horses.