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U.S. Still Waiting for China to Confirm Approval of Viptera Corn

The United States has yet to receive official notification from China that it has approved imports of a type of genetically modified corn seed made by Syngenta AG, despite rumors to the contrary. Lawsuits filed against Syngenta accuse the company of marketing Viptera corn and Agrisure Duracade to farmers even though China had not approved the seeds for import, resulting in the collapse of the U.S. corn market.

Free Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Evaluation: If you are a corn farmer, grain elevator operator or corn exporter that has been harmed by Syngenta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Syngenta AG and we can help.

What’s the Problem?

Chinese authorities have notified some U.S. agriculture officials that the country has approved imports of Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, according to Reuters. Syngenta has said it will make an official announcement once it receives certified documentation. The company said on Dec. 12 it was expecting China to clear imports in the near future.

Syngenta is facing dozens of lawsuits from farmers who allege the company misled them about the approval of MIR 162 from China, a major buyer. In November 2013, China began rejecting Agrisure Viptera corn shipments from the U.S., leading to more than $1 billion in damages for American farmers, according to lawsuits.

A complaint filed in Iowa alleged that Syngenta’s release and distribution of Viptera caused the U.S.-to-China corn export market to fall by 85%. Plaintiffs have accused the company of engaging in willful misrepresentation, claiming that “Syngenta’s decision to bring Viptera to the market crippled the 2013-14 corn export market to China.”

Do I Have a Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Free Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you are a corn farmer, grain elevator, distributor or exporter who has sustained economic losses related to corn farming, distribution, domestic sales or export, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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