What public figures/trade associations have provided support to the GMO corn lawsuit against Syngenta?

  • Judge Mark Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa Presided Over Syngenta’s Lawsuit Against Bunge North Ameri Information gleaned in this lawsuit is critical evidence in the cases being filed against Syngenta
  • Both the National Grain and Feed Association (“NGFA”) and the North American Export Grain Association (“NAEGA”) issued a Joint Statement warning Syngenta of the billions of dollars in damage to the American corn farmer that would be caused by Syngenta’s premature and inappropriate commercialization of its GMO corn seeds
  • Bill Enyart, former Congressman from southern Illinois, who served on the Agriculture Committee of the United States House of Representatives, is representing corn farmers with us in their pursuit of remedies against Syngenta
  • To get permission to sell its GMO corn seed in the United States, Syngenta promised the United States Department of Agriculture that it would take concrete steps to ensure that its unapproved MIR 162 seed would not be mixed in together with other approved seeds. Syngenta then failed to receive approval from China for MIR 162, and knew its GMO corn could not be exported there. Corn exporter Bunge North America learned that China had not approved MIR 162, and consequently put up signs outside its grain elevator in Monticello, Iowa telling farmers that it would not accept Viptera Agrisure corn. Syngenta sued Bunge, claiming product disparagement and seeking a court order to make Bunge take the signs down. Judge Mark Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa refused to make Bunge take its signs down. His Memorandum Orders are critical evidence to Syngenta’s hypocritical and very damaging actions. Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the GMO corn lawsuit presently are collecting evidence produced in the Syngenta v. Bunge lawsuit, and believe these documents will provide important supportive evidence here.
    Both the National Grain and Feed Association (“NGFA”) and the North American Export Grain Association (“NAEGA”) issued two joint statement warning Syngenta of the billions of dollars in damage to the American corn farmer that would be caused by Syngenta’s premature and inappropriate commercialization of its GMO corn seeds. These two documents provide critical evidence that the crash in corn prices was foreseeable and foreseen in advance, and yet Syngenta nevertheless chose to take risk on the backs of American corn farmers.

    Bill Enyart, former Congressman from southern Illinois, who served on the Agriculture Committee of the United States House of Representatives, is representing corn farmers with us in their pursuit of remedies against Syngenta. Congressman Enyart spent two years working to pass the recent farm bill. Upon leaving Congress, he learned of Syngenta’s actions and has jumped all in to this case, and is working together with us in our effort to achieve justice for Illinois corn farmers harmed by Syngenta’s actions.

    Written by*:
    Mikal C. Watts
    WATTS GUERRA, LLP
    Four Dominion Drive, Bldg. Three, Suite 100
    San Antonio, Texas 78257

    * This information is provided to supply relevant information concerning the GMO corn lawsuit, and should not be received as legal advice. Legal advice is only given to persons or entities with whom Watts Guerra LLP has established an attorney-client relationship. If you have another lawyer in the GMO Corn lawsuit, you should consult with your own attorney, and rely upon his or her advice, rather than the information contained herein.

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