Volume 88 Issue 51 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 20, 2010

Agribusinesses Harvest Crop Of Research Deals

Department: Business
Keywords: potato, wheat, genetically modified, agriculture, crops

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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