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Weeding Out Hunger

Halex GT corn herbicide and Syngenta Crop Protection have launced "Weeding out Hunger," a new campaign aimed at fighting hunger.

Throughout the spring, the Weeding out Hunger Road Show will make stops at various industry events and retail locations across the country to support local Feeding America food banks through monetary donations and non-perishable food collection.

In addition, Syngenta will donate a portion of Halex GT corn herbicide product sales in 2010 to local Feeding America food banks to help weed out hunger one crop row at a time in corn-growing regions across the United States.

According to the USDA, more than 49 million Americans, one in six people, are food insecure, which means they do not have enough food to eat because of limited money or other resources. This startling statistic prompted Syngenta to develop the Weeding out Hunger campaign in conjunction with Halex GT corn herbicide.

"It is going to take innovative tools like Halex GT to satisfy increasing world food needs and fulfill our mission to feed nine billion people by 2050," said David Pinon, senior communications manager for Syngenta. "Through our investment in research and development, Syngenta is thinking globally to grow more from less, but we're acting locally through Halex GT and Weeding out Hunger to help local food banks address the needs that surround us today."

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity and supports approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies, which provide food directly to more than 25 million people in need.

Find more information on Weeding out Hunger and receive real-time updates on Twitter.

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