DUPONT PIONEER STATEMENT ON INTENT TO SIGN INDUSTRY-WIDE PACT
DuPont Pioneer Issues Statement on Intent to Sign DuPont Pioneer Issues Statement on Intent to Sign Industry-Wide Agreement
Des Moines, Ia. - DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler issued a statement today indicating DuPont Pioneer's intent to sign an agricultural biotechnology industry accord, the Generic Event Marketability and Access Agreement (GEMAA), developed with the leadership of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).
"This agreement is an important first step, but the industry must continue moving forward on the second half of the accord, which will ensure seed companies are able to stack with generic traits to create innovative products for farmers," said DuPont Pioneer President Paul Schickler. "We have the opportunity as an industry to implement post-patent solutions similar to those in the pharmaceutical and crop protection sectors that have ensured there is no gap between when patents expire and new innovations reach the market. Collaboration and cooperation is key in our industry to meeting the needs of growers. With both agreements in place, we will maximize product choice for growers and foster a competitive market making the best seed technology available to farmers."