Bayer backs Hybrid wheat over GM, despite looming Monsanto merger

Mike Foley
By Mike Foley
October 3 2017 - 5:00am
Bayer says new hybrid wheat varieties will be available by 2023, with improved water and fertiliser use efficiency on offer.

AS Bayer prepares to merge with leading genetically engineered seed producer Monsanto, the German-headquartered crop technology giant says hybridisation, not genetic modification (GM), is the future of wheat variety development. 

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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