Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted November 12, 2014


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for corn farmers, distributors and exporters who may have suffered damages due to the contamination of the U.S. corn supply by genetically modified corn seed products sold by Syngenta in recent years, including Agisure Viptera and Agisure Duracade GMO corn seed.

corncobs_ss_209340487-400x292As a result of a failure to obtain worldwide regulatory approval for their product and negligent actions that encouraged farmers to plant Syngenta GMO corn seed in a way that resulted in cross-polination and co-mingling of corn, individual farmers, distributors and exporters have suffered substantial damages due to an inability to export corn to China and an overall drop in corn prices in the U.S.

Potential Syngenta GMO corn seed lawsuits are being reviewed as individual claims, as well as class action lawsuits, seeking damages due to the negligent and reckless actions introducing Agisure Viptera and Duracade GMO corn seed without ensuring that worldwide regulatory approval would be obtained.

Syngenta Viptera Corn Seed Problems

Syngent began selling genetically modified (GMO) corn seed products with a trait known as MIR162 about five years ago, first introducing Agisure Viptera in 2009 and then selling Agisure Duracade as a second generation corn seed product in 2014.

Although Syngenta GMO corn seed only accounts for about 3% of all corn acres planted in the past 2 seasons, the genetically modified corn has had a devastating impact on the U.S. corn farmers, resulting in problems exporting corn to China, which is the third largest export market.

China has been rejecting corn imported from the United States that contains even trace amounts of Syngenta Viptera corn, which has not only drove down the value of corn with the genetically modified trait, but has also decreased the value of all grain sold throughout the United States, since corn is typically co-mingled from various different growers. In addition, due to negligent promotions that encouraged farmers to plant Syngenta GMO corn seed next to other corn, cross-pollination has had a widespread effect.

According to some estimates, U.S. farmers have lost between $1 billion and $2.6 billion due to problems with Syngenta Viptera GMO corn seed.

Syngenta Corn Seed Class Action Lawyers

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for farmers and others involved in the agricultural business who may be entitled to financial compensation through a Syngenta Viptera corn class action or individual lawsuit.

Cases are being reviewed for corn farmers and exporters throughout the United States, and all cases are being handled on a contingency fee basis. As a result, there are never any out of pocket expenses to hire a lawyer and we only receive an attorney fee if we are successful recovering damages from Syngenta GMO corn seed.


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