Syngenta is the largest crop chemicals company in the world, marketing, distributing and selling genetically modified corn containing the “MIR 162” trait, which has not been approved for human or animal consumption in China and other major export companies. Unfortunately, Syngenta’s GMO corn is almost impossible to contain and has cross-pollinated and contaminated non-GMO corn crops throughout the United States. As a result, China has banned the import of all U.S. corn, a move that has had a sudden and catastrophic impact on the U.S. corn market, adversely affecting not only farmers, but grain handlers and exporters as well. If you have suffered damages allegedly caused by Syngenta’s GMO corn contaminating your non-GMO corn crops, or if you have been adversely affected by the decrease in U.S. corn prices, consult a reputable GMO corn attorney as soon as possible to explore your possible compensation options.
January 22, 2014 – The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) sends a joint letter to Syngenta asking the company to immediately stop selling Viptera and Duracade until it was approved by China and other U.S. export markets, because of the harm Syngenta’s commercialization of the GMO corn has caused to farmers across the country.
February 13, 2014 – Bunge, a global exporter of oilseeds, grains and related byproducts, announces publicly that it would reject all shipments containing Syngenta’s Duracade variety corn until the GMO corn was approved by China.
February 21, 2014 – Grain elevator Archer Daniels Midland Co. refuses to accept shipments of Duracade corn, stating that “commercializing seed products that are not approved in all of the major export markets is not responsible.”
April 2014 – The NGFA issues two economic reports that tabulate the combined harm that Syngenta’s GMO corn caused farmers, grain handlers and exporters, as falling between $1 billion and $2.9 billion.
Viptera and Duracade GMO corn lawsuits brought against Syngenta on behalf of farmers, grain handlers, exporters and workers in the U.S. corn industry allege the following:
The United States is the largest producer and exporter of corn in the world, and there are more acres of farmland (roughly 95 million) in the U.S. growing corn than any other crop, with approximately 20% of the corn grown each year being sold for export to foreign countries. Unfortunately, with China and other countries banning the import of GMO corn varieties like Viptera and Duracade from the United States, the country’s largest and most important cash crop has been all but deflated, and affected individuals are seeking compensation for their damages by filing a GMO corn lawsuit against Syngenta. If you believe you have been adversely affected by genetically modified corn from Syngenta, contact an experienced GMO corn lawyer today for legal help.