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Monsanto unveils biopesticide programme

Monsanto has given the first details of a biopesticide research initiative that it claims to have similar potential to that of the development of genetically modified crops. The company’s RNA interference (RNAi)-based BioDirect technology can “take crop protection to the next level”, Monsanto’s executive vice-president and chief technology officer, Dr Robb Fraley, told delegates at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York, US this month.


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