The case of agriculture seed supplier and bioengineering corporation Syngenta and the farmers who have entered into class action litigation may be taking another turn.
Earlier in October, a Kansas federal district court judge said that the case against Syngenta can move forward as a class action. The litigation centers around the claim that the company pre-approved and sold and marketed a strain of corn that had not been approved in China. This led to cross-contamination and the rejection of several shipments to the country, which is one of the largest importers of U.S. corn.
Farmers claim to have lost millions because the price of corn plummeted. They are now suing the manufacturer of the strain of corn, Syngenta, for their losses.
The agriculture giant has, however, moved forward with an appeal. The allegation in the appeal is that the lawsuit is built on “fundamental errors.”
Syngenta’s attorneys feel that that class certification is inappropriate. They cite the fact that farmers grow and sell corn in many different ways and markets. They are also claiming that the lawsuit lacks merit.
Syngenta maintains that the Viptera strain, the strain named in the lawsuit, was commercialized while being in compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
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