20 States Climb Aboard Syngenta GMO Corn Class Actions

Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2014, 8:37 PM EST) -- Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota and 17 other states have joined class actions in Kansas and Missouri filed by corn farmers, grain exporters and others who accuse Syngenta Corp. of "tainting" the U.S. corn supply with genetically modified seed before China gave import approval.

The three firms that filed their complaints in November amended them on Thursday to include the 20 states, which represent 86 percent of the corn planted in the U.S. this year, they said in a joint statement Thursday.

The other states are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota,...

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