Source: Reuters

Syngenta AG is not actively pursuing genetically modified wheat because of consumer resistance, Chief Executive Michael Mack told Reuters on Thursday.

"We are not actively pursuing it in the face of the fact that the biotechnology we have today is still facing consumer resistance," he said on the sidelines of the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum here.

He said biotech wheat was not receiving "the same sort of resources and focus from the company as some of our other products."

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