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Monsanto/GrassRoots GM crop technology deal

Monsanto has entered into a three-year deal with the US start-up biotechnology company, GrassRoots Biotechnology (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), over the supply of DNA promoters to control the expression of various input and output traits in genetically modified crops. Monsanto will use the GrassRoots promoters in a range of crops, including maize, soybeans, cotton and canola. The companies are also collaborating on the identification of genes to combat environmental stresses.



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