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DUPONT has made a major shake-up of businesses and executives under new chief executive Ellen Kullman. The company said it would shuffle the responsibilities of several top leaders, consolidate 23 businesses into 14 and streamline those businesses to give more authority to regional leaders. DuPont said it is positioning itself around four broad trends: the increasing demand for food, the need to protect people and the environment, the desire to lessen dependence on fossil fuels and the growth of emerging markets. James Borel, currently group vice president in charge of agriculture, will be an executive vice president with oversight of DuPont's production agriculture businesses - seed producer Pioneer Hi-Bred and the company crop protection business.