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Vilmorin/KWS in GM maize joint venture

French wheat seed developer Vilmorin (Paris) and German seed company KWS (Einbeck) have agreed a 50:50 joint venture to develop genetically modified maize traits. The venture is subject to approval by antitrust authorities. Both companies focus on traits already under development, such as herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, as well as on other innovative traits that allow each partner to commercialise proprietary GM maize seed in specific key markets.



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