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Mass Tort Suits Proceed Against Syngenta for Genetically Modified Corn

Mass Tort Suits Proceed Against Syngenta for Genetically Modified Corn November 27, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Syngenta is prohibited from appealing a federal judge’s ruling that allowed corn industry plaintiffs to continue multidistrict litigation, claiming the company tainted large shipments of U.S. grain with genetically modified seeds. The court recently issued the coordination order for the MDL proceeding.
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More Than 1,800 Syngenta Lawsuits Reportedly Filed

More Than 1,800 Syngenta Lawsuits Reportedly Filed November 7, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Kansas City, KS: More than 1,800 Syngenta lawsuits have reportedly been filed by farmers across the US against Syngenta. The lawsuits allege the biotechnology company’s genetically modified Agrisure Viptera and Duracade seeds contaminated US corn shipments, making them unacceptable for export to China. Although Syngenta reportedly filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuits, in September that motion was denied.
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Another Month, Another 300 Syngenta Lawsuits

Another Month, Another 300 Syngenta Lawsuits May 19, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Topeka, KS In only one month, the number of Syngenta lawsuits has reportedly grown by 300, to almost 1,800 GMO corn seed lawsuits. That jump in the number of Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade lawsuits reflects anger on the part of farmers, who say they were sold products that cannot be exported to China.
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Syngenta Lawsuits Continue to Grow

Syngenta Lawsuits Continue to Grow May 11, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Kansas City, KS The number of Syngenta Lawsuits emerging from the Syngenta GMO Corn Seed debacle involving rejected shipments from China is demonstrative of the ordinarily harsh realities of farming. It’s a tough life, exposed as one is to drought, floods, pests and other natural disasters. Oddly enough, Syngenta genetically modified seed is designed to repel pests and help make a farmer’s life a bit easier. But allegedly jumping the gun on China’s acceptance of the GMO trait had the opposite effect.
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Almost 1,500 Lawsuits Involved in Syngenta MDL

Almost 1,500 Lawsuits Involved in Syngenta MDL May 4, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Topeka, KS If you thought farmers were a laid-back sort who adopted a “wait-and-see” approach to difficulty, you might be in for a surprise. Almost 1,500 Syngenta lawsuits have already been consolidated in a lawsuit concerning Syngenta GMO corn seed, just months after centralization was approved, with more lawsuits possibly on the way. The Syngenta lawsuits allege commercialized corn seeds contain a trait that is not approved in China, making the corn impossible to sell in that market.
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Defending America’s Bread Basket and American-Grown Corn

Defending America’s Bread Basket and American-Grown Corn April 29, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN, April 20, 2015 Picture this: you work - investing all it takes to produce a corn crop for shipment overseas to China - and then after you’ve done all your work, you find out your efforts are for naught because the corn isn’t wanted? That’s the basic story behind the Syngenta corn seed litigation now in progress.
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Defendants in Syngenta Lawsuits Pushing for Federal Jurisdiction

Defendants in Syngenta Lawsuits Pushing for Federal Jurisdiction April 7, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Kansas City, KS Given the positioning by the defendants in some of the Syngenta lawsuits currently in the pipeline, it appears as if Syngenta is trying to lay the blame on China for delaying the approval of Syngenta GMO corn seed rather than admitting, an assertion plaintiffs are making, that Syngenta jumped the gun on promoting the genetically modified corn seed to farmers based on an assumption that Chinese approval was imminent.
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Corn Farmers Case against Syngenta’s GMOs Could Take Years

Corn Farmers Case against Syngenta’s GMOs Could Take Years March 27, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN American corn farmers could be waiting a long time for the courts to resolve their claim that giant Swiss agribusiness company, Syngenta, misrepresented the facts when its CEO said in 2012 that Chinese import approval for Syngenta’s genetically modified corn, known as Agrisure Viptera MIR 162, was imminent.
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Did Jumping the Gun Kill a Market and Sow the Seeds of Discontent?

Did Jumping the Gun Kill a Market and Sow the Seeds of Discontent? March 24, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Jeffersonville, OH Making a go of it in the farming industry is tough enough, without supply corporations making what is easily a hard life even tougher. To that end, the manufacturer of a genetically modified corn seed, Syngenta, is facing a spate of Syngenta Lawsuits following a debacle that cut US corn exports in one year by as much as 85 percent.
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Syngenta Facing Lawsuits Over Genetically Modified Corn Seed Sales

Syngenta Facing Lawsuits Over Genetically Modified Corn Seed Sales March 23, 2015. By Lucy Campbell.
Los Angeles, CA Syngenta, a Swiss agrochemical company, is facing dozens of lawsuits brought by US farmers alleging unfair business practices regarding its selling of genetically modified corn seed. According to lawsuits brought by more than 30 farmers in the the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Syngenta allegedly sold the seed to US farmers before China had approved and agreed to import the corn, resulting in drastically reduced corn prices.
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