China's Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, in cooperation with Syngenta, a Swiss company, will be developing drought-resistant crops. According to a news wire report, they will be focusing on corn, soybean, sugar beet, sugar cane, and wheat and they plan to sell these genetically modified crops on the global market.

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