Jan. 25, 2016
The judge of the administrative court of Montpellier has confirmed the validity of a construction permit for the expansion of Monsanto’s maize seed processing plant in an industrial zone of Trèbes, in southern France.
Monsanto welcomes the decision, which confirmed an earlier decision in which a judge refused to grant an appeal by local residents to stop the construction.
The expansion of the Trèbes plant began in 2013, and the $103 million investment there has doubled the capacity of the plant to process maize seed for French farmers and for export. The expansion represents a socio-economic opportunity for Trèbes and the surrounding region.