Monsanto ready to launch GM crops in three nations

Monsanto and Pioneer aim to introduce genetically modified crops to Honduras before moving on to El Salvador and Guatemala.

Monday, June 9, 2008

"Once a regulatory framework has been established, we have to see what the conditions are, in terms of yields and acreage," said Rafael Aramendis, Monsanto's regional director for government relations. "But first it will be Honduras, then El Salvador and in third place Guatemala, as each in turn defines the rules of the game."

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The multinational agri-business company Monsanto announced Thursday that it has bought a Guatemala firm, Semillas Cristiani Burkard.

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