Monsanto continues to court Syngenta

Monsanto continues to court Syngenta

MONSANTO'S $45 billion offer to purchase Syngenta may have been rejected earlier this month, but Brett Begemann, Monsanto president and chief operating officer, told attendees at the BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Farm to Market Conference that the company will continue to pursue a deal.

Begemann said the agriculture industry's challenge to feed 9 billion people by 2050 is the reason for Monsanto's continued interest in acquiring Syngenta.

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