Syngenta Corn Seed Subject To Bunge False Ads: Suit

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Agriculture powerhouse Syngenta AG sued grain exporter Bunge North America Inc. in Iowa federal court Monday, alleging that it misrepresented Syngenta’s genetically modified corn as unapproved for major U.S. export markets.

Syngenta says Bunge refused to accept the company’s Agrisure Viptera corn seeds for the 2011-2012 growing season on the ground that they lacked required approval from major export destinations — a statement Syngenta insists is false.

The pest-resistance trait sold under the Agrisure Viptera brand, called MIR162, has received safety clearance from U.S. regulators and...
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