DNA Plant Technology Corp. announced that its FreshWorld unithas entered into a production and marketing agreement for itssweet peppers with Meyer Tomatoes of King City, Calif.

FreshWorld, which is actually a joint venture between theCinnaminson, N.J., biotech company (NASDAQ:DNAP) andDuPont of Wilmington, Del., will provide seed stock from itspatented VegiSweet mini-peppers to fresh market producegiant Meyer. Meyer will grow the mini-peppers, which DNAPdeveloped by somaclonal variation and selected for traits suchas size, sweetness and low seed content. The two companieswill coordinate harvesting, shipping and marketing thepeppers.

(c) 1997 American Health Consultants. All rights reserved.