Monsanto acquires Beeologics
Monsanto has acquired the US- and Israel-based bee protection company, Beeologics, for an undisclosed amount. Monsanto will use the base technology from Beeologics as part of its discovery and development pipeline. Beeologics has developed an RNAi-based product to protect bees from infectious diseases. It has also worked on targeted pest control and has expertise in enabling technologies that Monsanto believes could have promising applications in agriculture, a Monsanto spokesperson told Agrow.