Syngenta, a Swiss-based agribusiness, has been accused of attempting to commercialize a GMO corn seed product that had not been approved for sale in China. According to Syngenta GMO Corn Seed lawsuits filed by Cargill, Inc. and Trans Coastal Supply Co., Syngenta did not practice responsible stewardship and cost the U.S. agriculture community significant damages when it began commercializing Agrisure Viptera seed (also known as MIR 162)
“Syngenta’s continued release, promotion and sale of Viptera has resulted in the contamination of the Cargill Plaintiff’s corn,” the Cargill complaint charges. “Given the prevalence of crops grown from the Viptera seed in the U.S. corn supply, the Cargill Plaintiffs can no longer sell U.S.-grown corn to China.”
According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal in September 2014, China’s government has rejected more than one million metric tons of corn meant for export to that country. U.S. corn shipments in the first seven months of 2014 were down 85% from the same period in 2013. Corn prices have plunged nearly 60% from their 2012 peak, a result of record production coupled by the lack of export demand.
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