Syngenta Suits Still Cropping Up After Chinese GMO Approval

Law360, New York (January 20, 2015, 5:29 PM EST) -- China's decision to accept imports of genetically modified corn engineered by Syngenta Corp. has not slowed the wave of litigation against the Swiss seed maker, as a Mississippi farmer on Tuesday filed suit alleging that the premature cultivation of the crop locked U.S. corn exports out of the lucrative Chinese market.

Firing the latest salvo against Syngenta was Daniel Gasquet, a Mississippi corn grower who lined up with scores of other plaintiffs accusing the company of contaminating the U.S. corn supply with the release of its Agrisure Viptera trait, also known as MIR162, which languished in the Chinese approval process for...

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