Sir: Your report (10 December) that Monsanto is refusing to "halt tests" using "Terminator" technology was misleading. Monsanto is not conducting any tests. This technology is currently owned by Delta & Pine Land Company, though we have announced our interest in acquiring it legally. We have no direct control over its use or development. We are also very aware of the concerns that have been expressed about this new technology. In fact, the purpose of the meeting to which you refer was to discuss those concerns, not ignore them.
PHILIP S ANGELL
Director, Corporate Communications