Syngenta GMO Corn Lawsuits in Houston
Compensation for Corn Farmers & Exporters
The U.S. corn industry has suffered billions in losses as a result of GMO
corn made by the global agribusiness Syngenta. The genetically modified
corn seeds - Agrisure Viptera® and Duracade® - contain a genetic
trait called MIR 162, which was not approved for import by China. The
rejection has led to extensive losses throughout the corn industry.
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cases from farmers, exporters, and other individuals or businesses who
suffered financial harm as a result of Syngenta Viptera and Duracade corn
being rejected by China. If you have questions about your legal rights,
we encourage you to contact Houston GMO corn lawsuit attorneys now for
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GMO Corn Seed Rejection Timeline
- Syngenta released the GMO corn seed Agrisure Viptera, which contains the
genetic trait MIR 162. MIR 162 was approved for sale by the USDA in 2010.
- Although MIR 162 was not approved for import by China, Syngenta made statements
that Chinese approval was imminent. Many farmers and exporters based their
business decisions on these statements.
- In November 2013, the Chinese government rejected shipments of GMO corn
containing MIR 162. This cost the U.S. corn and DDGS industries billions
of dollars, according to the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).
- While MIR 162 was still being rejected by China, Syngenta developed and
released a second-generation GMO corn seed (Duracade®) that also contained
MIR 162. The second-generation corn seed was also not approved by China.
In January 2014, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North
American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) released a
joint statement urging Syngenta not to sell Agrisure Viptera or Duracade corn until China
and other export markets approved the product. Syngenta continued to sell
the MIR 162 corn.
Other Problems with Syngenta GMO Corn Seeds
Agrisure Viptera also disrupted the corn market in the following ways:
- Farmers, who were not adequately instructed by Syngenta on how to plant
Agrisure Viptera to avoid cross pollination, had crops contaminated with MIR 162.
- Because of the losses sustained by the U.S. corn industry, even farmers
who did not grow GMO corn seeds suffered financial losses. Exporters and
businesses involved in the corn and grain market also suffered losses.
Holding Syngenta Liable
If you are a farmer, exporter, or business who lost money as a result of
Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera or Duracade GMO corn,
you may be able to recover your losses by filing a lawsuit. Syngenta's statements that China would approve
the GMO corn strain prompted many farmers and businesses to make investments
that ultimately resulted in losses. Additionally, Syngenta's failures
to heed NGFA and NAEGA warnings and adequately instruct farmers on ways
to avoid cross-pollination have also resulted in victims suffering financial harm.
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Our lawyers are reviewing cases to determine how Syngenta can be held liable
for the damages farmers / growers, exporters, grain elevator companies,
and others suffered in connection to its GMO corn seeds. Our award-winning
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