In 2011, foreign-based Syngenta Seeds, Inc. released a genetically modified
corn seed known as Agrisure Viptera MIR 162. Corn farmers were led to
believe Syngenta would be receiving approval from China, a major importer
of American corn. During Syngenta’s first quarter 2012 earnings
call, when CEO Michael Mack was asked for an update on expected timing
for key import approval for VIPTERA, he responded, “On the import
approval, it has import approval in all of the major markets. There isn’t
outstanding approval for China, which we expect to have quite frankly
within the matter of a couple of days.” Approval from China to import
Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 would not be received until 32 months later.
In 2013, when China discovered the genetically-modified trait found in
Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 in U.S. corn shipments it immediately
halted imports causing corn prices to plunge. Estimates put the resulting
loss of income to the corn industry at several billion dollars.
In January 2014, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and North
American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) asked Syngenta to stop selling
Agrisure Viptera corn and Agrisure Duracade corn until approval had been
received from China.
American farmers deserve to be compensated! If you sold corn in 2013 and
Tim Maloney and Justin Hill for a free evaluation of your Syngenta Corn Seed claim.
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