Monsanto to develop high-yielding seeds by 2030

06/4/2008 | NYTimes.com

Monsanto Co. on Wednesday vowed to develop seeds by 2030 that would double the yields of corn, cotton and soybeans and would require 30% less land, water and energy to grow. The company also said it will use marker-assisted selection, a new technique that relies on genetic tests to help select plants for conventional cross-breeding instead of the insertion of foreign genes.

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