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Syngenta buys US sunflower seeds company Sunfield Seeds

1:02 PM MST | November 20, 2012

Syngenta announced today that it will acquire Sunfield Seeds (Chico, CA), a provider of sunflower seeds production and processing services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2012. Financial details were not disclosed. Sunflowers, grown on about 25 million hectares globally, produce high value oil that is low in saturated fats. The sunflower seeds market is currently valued at about $1 billion of which more than 75% comes from emerging markets, where the transition towards high-value hybrid sunflower seed continues. “Sunfield’s grower network...

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