Syngenta Corn GMO Lawsuit ǀ Watts Guerra LLP
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If you are a farmer, shipper, exporter, or other worker whose income was impacted by the recent corn market price decline, contact the experienced GMO litigation attorneys of Watts Guerra.
Starting in late 2013, the U.S. corn market sustained billions of dollars in loss due to the reckless promotion and sale of genetically modified corn by the Swiss-based company Syngenta. Lawsuits against Syngenta for the negative impact on the corn market have already been filed in states across the country including: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
Mikal Watts is one of the few attorneys who has successfully represented farmers in agricultural mass torts. He and his firm led the negotiations to obtain $750 million in global settlements with Bayer Crop Sciences for rice farmers harmed by the reduction of rice prices caused by contamination of the U.S. rice supply by GMO rice.
Why is Syngenta being sued?
The U.S. is one of the leading agricultural exporters in the world. The global market has significant impact on American farmers. In fact, 40% of the corn produced by American farmers is exported to countries around the globe. In 2009, Syngenta released a genetically engineered corn trait to the U.S. market before ensuring its approval in foreign markets. The GMO enhanced corn trait, MIR162, is known as "Agrisure Viptera."
In late 2013, the U.S. corn market sustained billions of dollars in losses when China began rejecting all U.S. corn shipments because many contained Syngenta's unapproved corn strain. Once China detected Syngenta's GMO corn, it refused millions of bushels of U.S. corn, which created a significant drop in the price of corn.
Lawsuits are currently being filed to hold Syngenta accountable for the financial damages caused to farmers, exporters, and other agricultural workers by the negligent promotion and sales of their genetically modified seeds.
The drop in the price of corn affected farmers across the country. Our law firm can assist farmers, shippers, and exporters in recovering financial compensation for damages caused by the decline in the corn market price due to Syngenta’s actions.
The firm’s lawyers, led by Mr. Watts, are experienced in agricultural mass torts with a history of great financial success. We can assist farmers in recovering financial compensation for damages caused by Syngenta’s actions. Contact Watts Guerra now.