If your corn business, and ultimately your livelihood, has been financially damaged because of Agrisure Viptera genetically modified (GMO) corn, you may be entitled to compensation through a Syngenta corn lawsuit.
The Swiss-based agribusiness Syngenta sold millions of tons of the genetically modified corn to U.S. corn farmers even though it was not approved by foreign markets.
The false claims and deception Syngenta used to sell the modified product caused China to reject almost all corn imports from the U.S., which resulted in billions of dollars in lost revenue for the industry. The impact this had on corn producers was devastating.
Corn farmers who were financially affected by the significant drop in crop prices may be entitled to file a Syngenta corn lawsuit in order to recover compensation for lost income. Contact Gordon & Doner today for more information about filing a lawsuit against Syngenta.
In 2010, the United States approved a genetically modified corn seed called MIR 162, also known as Agrisure Viptera, produced by Syngenta. The seed was designed to be more resistant to pests.
Despite knowing its GMO seed had not yet been approved by foreign importers, Syngenta began marketing and selling the product to corn farmers.
Syngenta repeatedly told U.S. corn farmers that Chinese approval was coming within a matter of days, but it never came. Agrisure Viptera was only recently approved, and Agrisure Duracade, another similar Syngenta GMO corn, is still not approved by China.
Regardless of the lack of approval, Syngenta sold so much MIR 162 that it accounted for about three percent of all GMO corn crops grown in the U.S. Syngenta made these sales despite knowing a rejection of the seeds from markets like China would significantly hurt U.S. corn farmers.
Hold Syngenta accountable for its deception. Call 1 (855) 722-2552 today.
China Rejects Rejects U.S. Corn
In November 2013, China identified Viptera corn in a shipment from the U.S. and rejected it.
Because of the way U.S. corn crops are gathered and distributed, it is impossible to separate approved corn from rejected GMO corn. As a result, China rejected almost all shipments from the United States from that point on, causing the price of corn to plummet.
Then, China initiated a complete ban on all American corn, rejecting more than 3.3. million tons of both approved and unapproved corn.
It is estimated that the corn market lost several billions of dollars in 2013 and 2014 as a result of the ban. This had a massive effect on corn farmers, their business and their families.
Contact us today for more information on filing a Syngenta corn lawsuit.
Lawsuits Filed Against Syngenta
Syngenta made billions of dollars by selling unapproved Viptera with complete disregard for the potential negative effects the GMO corn could have on global markets, and most importantly, farmers.
Because of the company’s negligence, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Syngenta by corn farmers, exporters and grain elevators. All Syngenta corn lawsuits have recently been consolidated into a centralized multidistrict litigation in the District of Kansas.
File a Syngenta Corn Lawsuit Today
Our experienced team of class action lawyers can help you hold Syngenta accountable for the significant financial losses that you and your farm have suffered as a result of Syngenta’s false marketing.
We are proud to represent corn farmers throughout South Florida and can help you recover compensation for your lost income. With more than 200 years of combined legal experience, you can trust our attorneys to guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.