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Scientists Behind the Seed - 2
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:36 AM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Sunlight streams through the high-tech glass at Syngenta's new Advanced Crop Lab in Research Triangle Park, in North Carolina. Within the 30 greenhouse chambers, it's possible to simulate the growing conditions of any climate in the world. It's Arkansas in one room and Argentina in the next.

The promise of what the center means to crop development is also a direct reflection of Mary-Dell Chilton's feisty enthusiasm. The founder of Syngenta's biotech research center and the company's Distinguished Science Fellow barely blinks when asked if the new lab makes her yearn to start her career over. ...

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