Issue Date: December 20, 2010
Agribusinesses Harvest Crop Of Research Deals
Three agribusiness giants have begun research collaborations to develop improved crops. BASF Plant Science is in an alliance with potato starch manufacturer Avebe to combine the two firms’ plant-breeding technologies in search of fungi-resistant potato varieties. In March, BASF won approval to sell its first genetically modified starch potato, called Amflora, in the European Union. Bayer CropScience has signed an agreement with plant traits firm Evogene to improve wheat . . .
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