Monsanto Donates $3 Million for Online Plant Database
Washington--Monsanto Company has announced the donation of $3 million for the development of an international online resource of all known plant species. The gift is expected to aid in the creation of the World Flora Online database. Several of the world’s leading botanical institutions, including the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, the New York Botanical Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Royal Botanic Gardens will be involved in the project. About 400,000 plant species will be included in World Flora Online.