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US Corn Farmers Cite Lost Income in GMO Corn Lawsuits

By | Class Action, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitThe estimates vary, but corn industry participants say that somewhere between $1 ‒ $3 billion is the total loss handed to the US corn industry after China’s rejection of a specific GMO corn product.

Corn industry participants, including US corn farmers, felt the financial impact of the trade disruption with China, and are stepping forward. They’re filing GMO corn seed lawsuits targeting Syngenta, a Swiss biotechnology giant.

Thousands of lawsuits

According to The Free Press, a Mankato, MN news outlet, there are around 2,000 GMO corn lawsuits pending in the US as of early November 2015. Carey Danis & Lowe GMO corn lawyers reviewed the lawsuit docket in late November 2015, and noted that the number has since risen to just under 2,500.

Over 20,000 GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Filed by US Corn Famers

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitIt all comes down to corn prices. During the season, you put in the long days, plenty of hard work, but the harvest’s success still comes down to corn prices.

For corn farmers across the US, 2013 was a challenging year. The Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta, and their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, are what many corn farmers and those who work in the corn industry point to as the reason why 2013 brought so many challenges, chief among them financial troubles due to the severe drop in corn prices.

Prices took a plunge because of China, a major importer of US corn. However, in 2013, China refused to import GMO corn, in this case Agrisure Viptera, that they had not yet approved. US corn farmers were left with lots of corn and no one to buy it.

Seeking to recover their losses, US corn farmers are filing GMO corn seed lawsuits targeting Syngenta.

A primary claim is that Syngenta laid the foundation for financial troubles when they started selling their GMO corn seed to US corn growers without first getting approval from major trade partners, like China.

According to the Fulton Sun, a news outlet in Fulton, Missouri, corn prices plunged to $3.30 per bushel from $7 following China’s import rejection. The news outlet mentioned that nearly 400,000 US corn farmers felt the impact of the price decline, and more than 20,000 of these farmers have since filed lawsuits.

Large agricultural companies have also gotten involved in lawsuits. Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland have filed suits against Syngenta as well.

WE HELP US CORN FARMERS

With our headquarters in St. Louis, we are uniquely situated to help US corn farmers explore their legal options. Carey Danis & Lowe offers free case evaluations, so if you believe that you have a GMO corn seed lawsuit, you can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519 for assistance.

Kansas Corn Farmers Feel Financial Strain from GMO Corn

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmo_corn_class_action_lawsuitKansas corn farmers, and corn farmers across the U.S., are feeling financial strain. Farming brings its challenges, but they have been amplified by Syngenta. The Swiss biotech company developed and marketed a GMO corn seed that many say caused a huge drop in U.S. corn prices.

According to a report by a Kansas news station, KSN, corn prices have dropped in recent years from $7 to a low of $3.50. Many U.S. corn farmers and others involved in the corn industry point to China as the reason for the dip.

What does China have to do with U.S. corn prices?

China is a major importer of U.S. corn.

The country refused to import Syngenta’s GMO corn, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162. At the time, China hadn’t approved the genetic modification. And because of their refusal, those involved in the U.S. corn industry were left without a major market for their product.

Carey Danis & Lowe can help you.

Our law firm currently represents U.S. corn farmers who’ve taken a financial hit from China’s refusal of Agrisure Viptera. With our headquarters in the heartland, we understand firsthand the importance that the corn industry plays in a healthy local economy.

Contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. We can guide you through your legal options, and determine if filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit is right for you.

Our phone number is 800.721.2519.

You can also discuss your case with one of our corn lawyers by completing a confidential claim form.

GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits on the Rise

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gI_118526_cdl-pr-122014-gmo-corn-seed-lawsuitsMore and more GMO corn seed lawsuits are being filed in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas. In one month, the lawsuits targeting the biotech giant, Syngenta, climbed from 300 to almost 1,800. The big increase in GMO corn lawsuits indicates that U.S. corn farmers want to hold Syngenta accountable for their handling of the GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

These lawsuits assert that Syngenta sold GMO corn seeds that were disapproved by a major U.S. trading partner―China. These U.S. corn farmers were set up for failure, planting, growing and harvesting a crop for which there was no buyer.

According to a court document, Syngenta received warnings from corn industry insiders. These warnings expressed concern about Syngenta selling Agrisure Viptera to U.S. corn farmers without first seeking approval from China.

The corn industry insiders warned that there could be serious economic repercussions for U.S. corn farmers if Syngenta began selling Agrisure Viptera.

Clearly, Syngenta ignored these warnings.

Our corn lawyers can help you recover losses.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a law firm with headquarters in St. Louis. Our corn lawyers understand how so many Midwestern towns depend upon a successful corn growing season. That is why our law firm works tirelessly to recover losses for U.S. corn farmers.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe for a free case evaluation. One of our corn lawyers can discuss your case, analyze your compensation eligibility, and if applicable, guide you through the process of filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit.

You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

GMO Corn Lawsuits Spurred by Foreign Market Refusals

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability, Uncategorized

gmo_corn_class_action_lawsuitWhat does China have to do with people growing and distributing corn in the US?

A lot, in fact.

China’s refusal to import US corn products containing a genetically modified trait brought financial troubles to farmers in the US.

US corn growers planted their corn crop using a GMO corn seed developed by a Swiss biotech giant, Syngenta. The GMO seed, called Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162, came onto the US market in 2010. However, unbeknownst to US corn growers, China―a major trading partner―hadn’t given Syngenta’s new GMO corn seed the stamp of approval.

China Refuses to Import Agrisure Viptera Corn Products

After China rejected corn products containing Agrisure Viptera, US corn growers had no where to turn next, so they soon became burdened with lost income.

Sygenta & Approval from Foreign Markets

Syngenta never sought approval from China before bringing their GMO corn seed to the US market.

As a result, US corn growers have filed GMO corn lawsuits targeting Sygenta for lost income and neglecting to recognize the importance of the trade partnership between the US and China.

According to experts quoted in an article by Capital Press, an agricultural news service, foreign markets, like China, could play a future role in GMO product regulation, especially in regards to exports.

The Capital Press article also noted that the situation with Syngenta and GMO corn seed lawsuits may prevent other biotech companies from introducing new products onto the market for fear of litigation.

Legal Assistance for US Corn Farmers

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating GMO corn seed cases involving US corn farmers who suffered financially. If you experienced lost income as a result of GMO corn seeds, we encourage you to begin exploring your legal options.

Our law firm offers free legal evaluations. During our evaluations, one of our lawyers guides you through your legal options and compensation eligibility.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential claim form.

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GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit: Take Control of Your Legal Situation

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmo_corn_class_action_lawsuitImagine working through the whole corn growing season. Imagine putting in those long days.

Then, once your corn product is ready to go to market, imagine the financial stress of receiving word of your corn product’s rejection or price reduction.

Frustrated U.S. Corn Growers

Many U.S. corn growers experienced financial loss in the past several years. Their losses are the result of using Syngenta GMO corn seeds; losses also stem from cross-pollination of their non-GMO corn product with a nearby field of GMO corn.

For corn growers who used Syngenta corn seeds, financial losses resulted from rejected corn exports, particularly when attempting to export to China.

Corn growers also experienced financial losses as a result of their non-GMO corn product being substantially reduced in price due to cross-pollination with GMO corn crops.

We Work to Recover Losses for U.S. Corn Growers

Our team of corn farmer attorneys are investigating GMO corn seed cases brought to us by frustrated farmers, corn distributors, and others involved in the corn growing and exporting business.

File a GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit

Interested in filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit?

During a free case evaluation, our attorneys guide you through your legal options, filing a GMO corn seed lawsuit, and eligibility for compensation.

Contact Us

Carey Danis & Lowe is available to listen to your GMO corn seed case, and provide you with advice on how to move forward.

Contact our law offices at 800.721.2519. You can also reach us online by completing a confidential claim form.

We look forward to offering any legal assistance that we can.

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GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Filed by Kentucky Farm

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitA Kentucky farm filed a GMO corn seed lawsuit against Syngenta. A Swiss biotech giant, Syngenta is the target of late in many GMO corn lawsuits, since the company brought to market a GMO corn seed―Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162―without winning approval from a major U.S. trading partner, China.

According to the legal news website, Top Class Actions, the Kentucky farm, Moss Farms, didn’t directly grow corn using Syngenta MIR 162 seeds; rather, nearby farms growing corn from MIR 162 seeds most likely contaminated the corn crop of Moss Farms through cross-pollination.

Unfortunately, for many U.S. corn growers and distributors, cross-pollination of non-GMO corn―or GMO corn approved for import in China and other trading partners―has led to serious financial loss.

Did Your Finances Get Hit by Syngenta MIR 162 Corn Seeds?

If you have experienced financial losses resulting from cross-pollination with MIR 162 corn, we encourage you to explore your legal options now.

Carey Danis & Lowe is currently investigating GMO corn seed lawsuits, and is offering free case evaluations. During our case evaluations, we guide you through your compensation eligibility, and how to file a GMO corn lawsuit.

We Can Help You

Contact our law firm today by calling 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential claim form. We look forward to offering you any assistance that we can.

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Syngenta GMO Corn Approved by China

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitSyngenta GMO corn has been approved by China for import. A major trading partner with the U.S., China rejected shipments of corn products containing Syngenta GMO corn starting in November 2013, as the country has a policy of testing GMO products before approving them for import.

As a result of China’s rejection, U.S. corn growers experienced financial losses.

It is believed that, after making a large investment in the development of their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, Syngenta rushed to get Agrisure Viptera to the market, and in doing so, bypassed seeking Chinese approval.

U.S. corn growers who have lost revenue due to halted trade with China have filed GMO corn lawsuits targeted at Syngenta.

According to Reuters, Syngenta may be more likely to settle GMO corn lawsuits over the Agrisure Viptera seed now that China has granted import approval.

The team of class action lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are hopeful that the newly granted approval will improve the financial situations of farmers across the U.S. through a settlement agreement.

However, Chinese approval comes too late for some U.S. corn growers.

We Can Help You

Carey Danis & Lowe is a St. Louis law firm specializing in class action lawsuits. Our lawyers currently represent U.S. corn growers who have financially suffered from China’s rejection of Syngenta GMO corn seed. We understand the financial stress experienced by U.S. corn growers, and we want you to know that we can help you recover your losses.

Learn about your legal options and compensation eligibility during a free, no-obligation case review.

Share your Syngenta GMO corn seed story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential claim form.

Carey Danis & Lowe Reviewing GMO Corn Cases

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitGMO corn lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are currently reviewing GMO corn cases for U.S. farmers who have experienced financial losses. Often, these financial losses are due to rejected GMO corn products exported to China. Another reason for financial losses stems from non-GMO corn crops being contaminated through drifting pollen or cross-pollination via bees.

If you have suffered lost revenue due to crop rejection or crop contamination, our GMO corn lawyers are here to help you win back as much as possible, so that you can continue to run your farming business.

Our lawyers represent U.S. farmers in GMO corn lawsuits across the country. And with our headquarters in St. Louis, we have an intimate understanding of the financial struggles this country’s corn growers are experiencing in the hands of the giants in the business, biotechnology companies Syngenta and Monsanto.

These companies have created a challenging situation for corn growers. On the part of Syngenta, they failed to win Chinese approval for their GMO corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162. Their failure of action resulted in enormous quantities of rejected corn product and lost revenue for U.S. corn growers.

On the part of Monsanto, their patented corn crop has contaminated neighboring, non-GMO or organic corn fields. As a result, non-GMO or organic farmers have been unable to sell their crop at a price point befitting non-GMO or organic produce.

Additionally, Monsanto has developed a reputation for threatening legal action against farmers over patent infringement, even if the farmer’s fields were spoiled as a result of pollen drift or cross-pollination.

If your financial woes stem from the above situations, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses.

For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

We look forward to offering you legal assistance.