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DuPont, Monsanto ink farmers’ seed agreement

DuPont and leading agricultural company Monsanto have announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products offered to farmers. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing licen

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Tumours found in rats fed with GM food

Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multiple organ damage, according to a French study published on Wednesday. Although the lea

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Superweeds pose threat to US crops

An estimated 11 million acres in the US are infested with “super weeds”, some of which grow several inches a day and defy even multiple dousings of the world’s top-selling herbicide, Roundup. The problem's gradual emergence has masked its

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Biotech firms in race to develop drought-proof corn

Biotech companies are racing against each other to develop new strains of corn and other crops that can thrive when water is in short supply. The global giants like Pioneer, Monsanto and Switzerland's Syngenta AG are the on

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