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Monsanto acquires seed company Critiani Burkard

Monsanto has acquired the Guatemalan maize seed company, Semillas Cristiani Burkard (SCB – Guatemala City), through its parent company, Marmot, for an undisclosed amount. Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant says that the acquisition is the “last piece of the puzzle” of the company’s dominant position in the Latin American maize seed market. Monsanto is the number one supplier in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil and SCB is the largest maize seed company in Central America, he adds.



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