FMC targets biopesticide sector
FMC has entered into an exclusive global collaboration with the Danish bioscience company, Chr Hansen (Horsholm), to develop and commercialise biopesticides. It has also acquired the US-based Center for Agricultural Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB), which has a discovery platform focused on endophytic micro-organisms and their plant/host interactions. The two transactions create an "end-to-end biological platform" that complements FMC's traditional strengths in synthetic crop protection chemistry, the company points out. "FMC is poised to become a leader in biological crop protection," says Mark Douglas, president of FMC Agricultural Solutions.