Judge dismisses Syngenta lawsuit against grain merchants

Syngenta says it will continue to defend itself in order to protect the American farmers' right to U.S. approved technologies.

A Kansas federal judge recently dismissed a third-party lawsuit Syngenta filed against grain merchants claiming that they should be responsible for some or all of the economic losses incurred when China banned U.S. corn after finding traces of an unapproved genetically modified trait.

Syngenta argued that the companies were negligent in handling and commingling corn containing the Viptera trait and in selling or shipping such corn to China. It also argued that it had no post-sale c

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