Monsanto last week provided an update to its research and development pipeline, highlighting the advancement of four product candidates incorporating RNAi through the company's pipeline.

During a conference call held to discuss the pipeline, as well as Monsanto's fiscal first-quarter 2013 financial results, CTO Robert Fraley stressed the importance of having “more than one or two component technologies” to success in the ag-bio space.

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