Dupont to Expand Biotech Soybean R&D Program

DuPont plans to invest more than $50 million over five years to expand its biotech soybean research and development program. "This plan includes a significant expansion of our overall biotech research effort," said John Bedbrook, vice president of DuPont Agricultural Biotechnology. "It would increase the speed at which we can bring new products to the market and help farmers around the world increase yields through tolerance to environmental stresses, insects, and diseases."

The proposed investment will include expanding biotech research facilities at DuPont's global research and development headquarters in Delaware. This includes new soybean research laboratories, tissue culture facilities, and environmentally controlled growth rooms and greenhouses.

Check out http://onlinepressroom.net/DuPont/NewsReleases/ for the company media release.

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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