10,000 US farmers are suing Syngenta for selling GMO corn to China without Chinese approval. This resulted in China boycotting all corn imports from the US, which has hit struggling American farmers extremely hard. Lawsuits have been filed at the federal level and in 22 states.
10,000 Sue Syngenta Over Unapproved GMO CornShipped to China – U.S. Farmers Lose $5 Billion in Sales *
This couldn’t happen under TPP…
By Vincent Marshall
Town hall meetings have been taking place recently regarding corn litigation with the Syngenta company.
The lawsuit is regarding claims that Syngenta sold genetically modified corn with a strain called MIR-162 to China without their approval of the modification.
“The first shipment that tested positive for MIR-162,” Hecker Law Group attorney Jacob Hecker said,
“was destroyed by the Chinese in 2013. Afterwards all other shipments with trace amounts of the strain were sent back to where they came from.”
Due to the strain, China, who at the time was the third largest importer of US corn, boycotted all corn from being imported from the US.
“The lawsuits being filed in approximately 22 states,” Hecker said,
“are to determine if Syngenta was negligent…
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