U.S. corn growers are taking a stand against biotechnology companies by filing GMO corn lawsuits. There are approximately 800 pending lawsuits from 20 states. In late January, a judicial panel ruled to consolidate a portion of these lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) under the management of Judge John Lungstrum in a U.S. District Court in Kansas.
The farmers behind these 800 GMO corn lawsuits claim to have suffered financial losses somewhere between $1 – $2.9 billion.
According to Arkansas Business, farmers growing non-GMO corn have also suffered financially as a result of cross-pollination.
These GMO corn seed lawsuits concern a genetically-modified corn seed developed by a Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta. The GMO corn seed is Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162.
Though China now accepts imports of corn products grown by using Agrisure Viptera seeds, this was not always the case. A major trade partner, China’s refusal of Agrisure Viptera corn products caused substantial financial damage to U.S. corn growers.
If you suffered losses from GMO corn, we can help. Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis-based law firm that currently represents farmers in GMO corn lawsuits in Missouri and other corn-growing states. Our dedicated team of attorneys work diligently to recover losses for clients.
We encourage you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility today. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free, no obligation case evaluations. Find out if you should file a GMO corn lawsuit.
Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential claim form.References: Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability