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Monsanto, BASF Turn Attention to Wheat

Monsanto Co. and BASF said Wednesday they would develop genetically modified wheat as part of an expanded joint venture.


The world's largest seed maker and the German chemical giant had dropped earlier plans for biotech wheat in 2004, concerned some export markets would not accept it, but declining production in the U.S. has sparked renewed farmer interest in developing a stronger variety of wheat.

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