The first bellwether case on the Viptera scandal has finally entered court in Kansas City, Kansas according to Agriculture.com. If this case goes well, it bodes well for the many other farmers and corn producers that were damaged by Syngenta’s sale of corn with a GMO alteration that was unapproved by China.
Bellwether cases like this will let other courts know whether or not it is worth pursuing the other cases on the docket around the country. We will be watching this case closely as information is released.
Syngenta is accused of not notifying farmers that the GMO corn they sold was illegal at the time in Chinese markets. At the time the product came onto the market, there was a boom in demand from China for US corn, but then exports were turned away once the unapproved GMO marker was found. Corn prices plummeted and US farmers were hurt badly.
Now they seek to get compensation from Syngenta for not telling them that the corn they were growing couldn’t be sold in China. The trait that China rejected has since been approved.
If you grew corn with the Viptera trait and lost money due to rejected exports, you need to join this class action suit now. Contact John Foy & Associates to talk about your situation and what you need to do to join the suit.