Monsanto to share technologies with Danforth Center to support global cassava research

ST. LOUIS (April 16, 2002) Monsanto Company announced today it is supporting a global effort to increase production and quality of cassava by granting the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center a royalty-free license to enabling technologies commonly used in agricultural biotechnology. Monsanto is committed to advancing global agricultural research and to using our technologies to benefit both science and people, said Hendrik Verfaillie, Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company.

By providing this license we hope to accelerate valuable research taking place in public and non-profit research institutions to benefit the developing world.

Monsantos technologies will support efforts already underway at the Danforth Center to conduct research and further develop a comprehensive global research plan to tackle the most significant challenges facing cassava farmers, including control of disease, post-harvest deterioration, and enhancing the nutritional content of the crop.

Part of the Danforth Centers mission is to facilitate the development and transfer of technologies for developing countries and we are pleased that we have received this license from Monsanto toward that purpose, said Roger N. Beachy, Ph.D., President of the Danforth Center. "By granting this license, Monsanto has enabled researchers at the Danforth Center, and our collaborators around the world, to continue our important work while now freely using Monsanto technology to even further advance agricultural research on cassava, a crop that hundreds of millions of people will continue to rely upon for food security and economic development in coming decades, he said.

Cassava, a tropical crop grown for its starchy, tuberous roots, contributes to food security and rural income in many developing countries and feeds nearly 600 million people daily. A recent report by the United Nations singled out cassava as a priority for additional research in developing countries.

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