Syngenta ganó billones de dólares vendiendo dos variedades transgénicas de maíz

Syngenta ganó billones de dólares vendiendo dos variedades transgénicas de maíz a granjeros de Estados Unidos, sabiendo que dañarían a los granjeros. Se explica en esta nota:

Syngenta made billions selling two genetically modified strains of corn to U.S. farmers even though Syngenta knew those genetically modified strains would hurt U.S. farmers. Let us explain.

The price of U.S. corn depends on U.S. corn farmers’ access to foreign markets. Syngenta and the rest of bio-technology industry recognize that if they sell genetically modified seeds in the U.S. before those seeds are approved by major export markets like China, those markets will reject U.S. crops and hurt U.S. farmers by dropping corn prices. For this reason, Syngenta refers to corn farmers as “stakeholders” in its business. The bio-tech industry has developed “Stewardship Standards” that address this risk to U.S. farmers.

Despite this knowledge of the risk posed to farmers, Syngenta sold two genetically modified corn seeds – Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade — before those seeds were approved by China. In order to convince corn farmers to buy these seeds, Syngenta reassured farmers that China would approve these products “within a matter of days.” Syngenta’s statements were false – China only recently approved Agrisure Viptera, and Agrisure Duracade is still not approved.

While Syngenta made billions from selling Viptera, and Duracade, the results have been catastrophic for U.S. corn farmers.In November of 2013, China stopped importing corn grown by U.S. farmers, and the price of corn plummeted.

This lawsuit is about making sure that Syngenta pays for the damage it did to the U.S. corn market rather than U.S. farmers. Read about the Lawsuits we have filed to reclaim your lost income.