BASF, Monsanto to launch drought tolerant GM corn in 2014

| | May 24, 2013
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

The following is an edited excerpt. 

BASF and Monsanto plan to commercially launch a drought-tolerant variety of genetically modified corn in the U.S. next year.

“We are working with Monsanto to develop a new GM corn variety, which is currently under trial and expected to be ready for launch next year,” BASF’s president for crop protection, Markus Heldt, said on the sidelines of a conference on food security.

The two companies have a revenue sharing arrangement, with 60% of revenue going to Monsanto and the rest to BASF.

Read the original article in its entirety here: BASF, Monsanto to launch drought tolerant GM corn in 2014 

Share via
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend