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on July 30, 2009

Monsanto to resume development of GM wheat

The GM wheat would tolerate drought and require less fertilizer.

An agreement between Australian, U.S. and Canadian wheat groups to jointly introduce genetically-modified varieties of wheat when available lead Monsanto to renew efforts to develop a biotech wheat product, as reported in ABC Rural.

Monsanto spokesman Lee Quarles said the company anticipates product development to take eight to 10 years.

The company suspended previous work on the GM-wheat project due to customer resistance.

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