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Biotech firm Ceres to expand sorghum, sugarcane research in Brazil under innovation grant

10:18 AM MDT | July 28, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum and sugarcane, the company announced today. The programs will now be funded...


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