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Syngenta Reports a Claim Regarding Damages is False

A plaintiff’s lawyer has issued a public statement claiming that damages have been awarded in the Agrisure Viptera corn lawsuits against Syngenta — a statement Syngenta reports as false.
“No court has made any such determination,” according to the company. “Syngenta acted appropriately in this matter, believes the lawsuits are baseless and will continue to defend against them. American farmers deserve to have access to U.S.-approved technologies like Agrisure Viptera that can help increase their crop yields and productivity.”
The company adds that it believes anyone who is interested deserves a place to go for information about Agrisure Viptera and the Agrisure Viptera China lawsuits so they can draw their own conclusions. As such, Syngenta launched as an information resource.
The lawsuits — filed in a number of states including Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska — claim that Syngenta “crippled” the U.S. corn export market to China and lowered domestic corn prices for all farmers by selling Viptera GM corn before the product had been approved in China.