Monsanto shares rice data
BIOTECHNOLOGY giant Monsanto is to make available ground-breaking data on the genetic make-up of rice which could help feed the worlds population.
Share its data with the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project, Monsanto is boosting research into new varieties on high-yielding rice.
This is needed to feed a burgeoning world population.
The Financial Times says Monsantos declaration is aimed at repairing its image battered by the controversy over genetically modified crops
- Financial Times 05/04/2000 page13