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China's poultry giant goes to lab in quest for meatier chickens

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By Dominique PattonBEIJING (Reuters) - China's top poultry producer, Guangdong Wen's Foodstuff Co Ltd, is turning to genetic science to target the country's fast-growing supermarket and fast-food sectors.Wen's is drawing on an in-house gene bank and breeding unit to create new varieties of meatier chickens for processing at slaughterhouses to better serve restaurant chains and supermarkets, Wen Pengcheng, a director of the company and its largest shareholder, said in an interview with Reuters.That represents a sharp departure from Wen's roots serving local markets, where the animals are sold ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 05:59 IST