- Syngenta, the Swiss-based maker of seeds and agricultural chemicals, is facing an onslaught of lawsuits tied to its Agrisure Viptera strain of GMO corn.
- More than a dozen farmers have sued, claiming Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera, which is banned by China, has damaged the export market.
- The farmers' legal battle follows Cargill suing Syngenta in September regarding the same issues. Complicating matters is that Syngenta has sued Bunge over that company's refusal to accept Agrisure Viptera at its facilities.
Odds are it will be years before all the Syngenta lawsuits work their way through the court system. When the final gavel falls, there will likely be an entirely new understanding of who is obliged to protect whom from the fluctuations of a global economy and the fears over GMO.