Syngenta Facing Lawsuit Over Chinese Ban on GM Corn

September 29, 2016 04:35 PM

A Kansas federal judge says the class action lawsuit against Syngenta could move forward. 

The plaintiffs allege the Switzerland-based company sold new seed varieties that hadn’t been approved in China. The varieties, Agrisure Viptera and Duracade, had infiltrated into U.S. corn exports and made it’s way to China. When China found out, they stopped importing corn.

According to the plaintiffs, domestic corn growers lost out on $5 to $7 billion in revenue. 

This ruling could usher in more than 500,000 U.S. farmers to join the claim.

The case could come before a judge in June 2017. 

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