Aiming to head off potential resistance to its existing corn rootworm-control technology, Monsanto is advancing a new strain of corn that uses RNAi to silence a gene involved in intracellular trafficking to combat the pest.

An exact timeline for the product's development has not been made public, but a Monsanto official told Gene Silencing News that the company aims to have it on the US market "by the end of the decade."

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