Source: Malaya Business Insight

A battle is brewing between activists, DuPont and Monsanto over DuPont's intended acquisition of a South African seed company. DuPont's acquisition fell through and now activists are emboldened to keeping U.S. seed companies out of South Africa.

South African activists successfully convinced regulators last week to deny the bid by DuPont's agricultural unit, Pioneer Hi-Bred, to buy South Africa's largest seed company, Pannar Seed Ltd.

Now, opponents say they are planning to push for a regulatory investigation of the dominant position global seed leader Monsanto holds in the genetically modified seed sector in South Africa. 

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