Representing Over 3,300 Farmers & Over 3,200,000 Acres
Who is Syngenta
Farmers in at least 14 states are now filing lawsuits against the world’s second leading agriculture corporation, Swiss-owned company, Syngenta.
Syngenta is responsible for the production of genetically modified seed-products, as well as agricultural chemicals, and they are second in the business against the leading American manufacturer, Monsanto.
According to dozens of farmers who purchased, planted, and then tried to sell Syngenta’s genetically altered corn product, Syngenta is responsible for huge fiscal losses to hundreds of American farmers, a direct result of bad marketing and misrepresentation.
Viptera MIR162 – A Crop-Threatening Choice
In 2010, Syngenta released Viptera MIR162 to the market. Viptera is a genetically modified corn-seed product, designed to be more resistant to black cutworms and corn earworms, two of the biggest pest threats to American corn crops.
However, Syngenta marketed the GMO corn seed as being on the verge of approval with all major buyers. Some sources say they “aggressively promoted Viptera while misrepresenting that Chinese approval was imminent”.