John V. Boyne is director of communications at Bayer CropScience.

To know why three of the world's top crop-science companies selected North Carolina for their North American headquarters, look at the example of Bayer CropScience. According to Bill Buckner, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience's US operations, "You can't beat North Carolina in terms of location, weather, proximity to top research universities, quality of life, housing options, amenities like RDU International Airport, access to highly qualified job candidates, and much more." North Carolina's allure also attracted Syngenta, headquartered in Greensboro, and BASF, headquartered in Research Triangle Park.

The relatively new field of plant biotechnology, or agricultural biotechnology, has already made a tremendous global impact.

The global crop-science industry focuses on inventing, developing, manufacturing, and selling products and services that improve the production of food, feed,...

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