China, a major importer of U.S. corn, has not only rejected U.S. corn containing MIR 162, it is now rejecting all corn shipments with even one grain contaminated with the MIR 162 trait.
Past News ReleasesRSS
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
The law firm of James Rolshouse & Associates, PLLC has launched a 24-hour helpline and website at CornLawyer.com. The site is available in order to help farmers and corn industry professionals throughout the U.S. who are seeking information and counsel regarding lawsuits for damages against Syngenta AG.
Farmers from across the U.S. have brought lawsuits against Biotech giant Syngenta AG, accusing it of intentionally and recklessly selling its Agrisure Viptera and Duracade genetically modified corn seed without obtaining import approval from China, resulting in returned crops and a general depression of corn prices.
“Agrisure Viptera and Duracade corn contains a trait known as MIR 162. Syngenta began selling the trait in Viptera corn seed in 2009 and this trait has since allegedly infiltrated the entire U.S. corn supply.” Said James E. Rolshouse, attorney at James Rolshouse & Associates, PLLC. “China, a major importer of U.S. corn, has not only rejected U.S. corn containing MIR 162, it is now rejecting all corn shipments with even one grain contaminated with the MIR 162 trait. As a result, market prices for the grain have plummeted, and many U.S. corn farmers and exporters continue to incur huge losses.”
One major grain exporter, Trans Coastal Supply Co, expects their total losses to amount to around $41 million due exclusively to Syngenta’s release of Agrisure Viptera. Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. and another exporting company recently sued Syngenta claiming damages of more than $131 million linked to China’s rejection of this tainted corn. The National Grain & Feed Association recently estimated that more than $1 billion has been lost by farmers due to trade disruptions linked to China’s rejection of genetically modified corn.
CornLawyer.com reports that despite assurances from Syngenta in 2012 that Chinese approval was imminent, China has yet to approve MIR 162. Because of the alleged willful misrepresentation by Syngenta, corn farmers, corn exporters and other businesses that are involved in the corn industry may be entitled to money damages even if they didn’t plant Syngenta’s genetically modified corn seed.
For a free case evaluation and access to the 24-hour helpline, please call 1-800-438-6453 or visit: http://www.cornlawyer.com
About James Rolshouse & Associates, PLLC.
The law firm of James Rolshouse & Associates, PLLC. is currently investigating claims related to these potential damages. The lawyers at James Rolshouse & Associates are licensed in Minnesota, with principal offices in Bloomington, Minnesota, and work with experienced lawyers throughout the United States to help people across the country to ensure expertise in all the matters handled.
Attribution: The cases referred to are: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation, case number 2591, in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Trans Coastal Supply Company v. Syngenta AG et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, No. 14-2221. The statements contained are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. For more information about James Rolshouse & Associates, PLLC. Please call the 24 hour helpline at 1-800-438-6453 or visit: http://www.cornlawyer.com