Source: Syngenta

Syngenta and DuPont announced that Syngenta has assumed full ownership of GreenLeaf Genetics, LLC, which became effective Nov. 8, 2010. The transaction dissolves a joint venture between Syngenta Seeds, Inc. and DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. It enables Syngenta and Pioneer to pursue independent licensing strategies for their respective proprietary corn and soybean genetics and biotechnology traits.

Davor Pisk, chief operating officer, Syngenta Seeds said: "With full control of GreenLeaf Genetics, we will be able to move more quickly in broadening access to our rapidly expanding portfolio of innovative traits and germplasm. This new ownership structure underscores Syngenta's commitment to helping independent seed companies provide a wide range of choices to growers."
 
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