AgrEvo (Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH) became Aventis CropScience in 1999 following a merge with Rhône-Poulenc. The resulting company, Aventis CropScience, was then acquired by Bayer CropScience in 2001. AgrEvo developed several genetically engineered glufosinate tolerant crops.
- "Hoechst Schering AgrEvo GmbH (or AgrEvo) was a German manufacturer of chemicals for crop protection until 1995. Its main products were herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides, used in the production of all major field crops as well as for fruits and vegetables. AgrEvo also produced pesticides for non-agricultural uses, particularly to control insects in human environments. In addition, the company was selling seeds, both for horticultural and agricultural crops. For maize, canola, and soybeans, AgrEvo had developed genetically modified varieties...
- "As an independent company, AgrEvo has only existed for 5 years. It was established in 1994 when two German producers of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, Hoechst and Schering, merged their crop protection divisions into a new joint venture. Both companies wanted to benefit from economies of scale in marketing and research and development (R&D). In 1999, AgrEvo's majority shareholder, Hoechst, merged with the French pharmaceutical and chemical company Rhône-Poulenc to become Aventis. As a result, AgrEvo and Rhône-Poulenc Agro have been combined into Aventis CropScience."
AgrEvo's Genetically Engineered Crops Deregulated in the U.S.
AgrEvo has created several genetically engineered crops which are deregulated (legal) in the United States. Each item below shows the crop, genetically engineered trait, date of deregulation, and the unique event or line that identifies the specific variety.
- Glufosinate Tolerant Corn, GRC Event T14 and T25 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1995.)
- Glufosinate Tolerant Soybean, GRS Transformation Events W62, W98, A2704-12, A2704-21, A5547-35 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1996.)
- Glufosinate Tolerant Rapeseed (Canola), Event T45 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1998.)
- Glufosinate Tolerant Beet, T-120-7
- Glufosinate Tolerant Soybean, A5547-127
- Glufosinate Tolerant Soybean, GU262
- Glufosinate Tolerant Rice, LLRICE06, LLRICE62
"Stacked Trait" Crops:
- Glufosinate Tolerant and Lepidopteran Resistant Corn, CBH-351 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1998.)
- Glufosinate Tolerant Canola with a Terminator Gene, MS8 & RF3 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1999.)
- Glufosinate Tolerant Corn with a Terminator Gene, MS6 (deregulated in the U.S. in 1999.)
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Jos Bijman, "AgrEvo: From Crop Protection To Crop Production," AgBioForum, Volume 4 Number 1 Article 4.