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DuPont said to seek buyer for herbicide business

DuPont Co is planning to sell a business making herbicides to help reduce potential antitrust sticking points to a $59 billion merger with U.S. competitor Dow Chemical Co., according to people with knowledge of the situation.

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NYT Blasts GMOs on Yield, Pesticide Claims

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