Syngenta Says GMO Corn Suit Belongs In Fed. Court

By Matt Sharp (March 17, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT) -- Syngenta Corp. told a Minnesota federal court on Monday that a commercial farmer's bid to remand to state court allegations over its genetically modified corn seed should be denied, arguing the case belongs in federal court since it will examine China's sovereign actions.

Despite attempts to minimize China's role in causing substantial losses to farmers and companies through its decision to turn away U.S. corn tainted with Syngenta's seed Viptera, plaintiff Trojan Biomass LLC cannot avoid the fact that its claims will require the court to review the legality and validity of China's actions — an area of federal jurisdiction, Syngenta...

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