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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 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 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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800 GMO Corn Lawsuits from 20 States

By | Consumer protection, GMO, Product Liability, Uncategorized

gmocornseedlawsuitU.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.

Losses from GMO Corn?

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.

Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order

By | Class Action, Consumer protection, GMO, Uncategorized

Published December 23, 2014 on PR Web

St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

GMO Corn Seed LawsuitsGMO corn cases filed across the United States, and targeting Swiss biotechnology company, Syngenta, are in the process of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court for pretrial proceedings. The consolidated case is In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Management of the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been handed over to U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum.*
As a Missouri law firm specializing in class action lawsuits, and currently representing U.S. corn farmers who claim to have suffered financially from Syngenta’s genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera, or MIR 162, the team at Carey Danis & Lowe remains abreast of news that impacts U.S. corn farmers.

Carey Danis & Lowe believes that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) made a sound decision in ordering Syngenta GMO corn lawsuits to be centralized in one court. In the JPML’s transfer order, a reason given for ordering the centralization is to avoid redundant research and evidence gathering, the possibility of varying pretrial rulings, and overuse of defendant and plaintiff resources.

In all, the centralization of the Syngenta lawsuits will lead to an organized and efficient legal process, which is best for all parties involved, say Carey Danis & Lowe class action attorneys.

Legal Assistance for U.S. Corn Farmers & Exporters

As the St. Louis law firm currently represents U.S. corn farmers in cases involving claims against Syngenta, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to review legal options and compensation eligibility with U.S. corn farmers and exporters who claim lost revenue from Syngenta’s commercialization of the genetically-modified corn seed, Agrisure Viptera.

Carey Danis & Lowe can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.


About Carey Danis & Lowe

Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800.721.2519 for more information about their legal services.


United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, “In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, Transfer Order”, December 11, 2014: http://bit.ly/jpml-syngenta-transfer-order

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.