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NewLeaf Symbiotics raises $30 million to convert unique biologics into agriculture products

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New process produces 500 times more avocado plants than all other methods

In Australia, University of Queensland researchers invented a method of supplying 500 times more avocado plants to industry than is currently possible. The new...

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