Syngenta response to Cargill lawsuit


Source: Syngenta

Syngenta today responded to the lawsuit filed against Syngenta Seeds, Inc in Louisiana state court by Cargill.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA -- Syngenta believes that the lawsuit is without merit and strongly upholds the right of growers to have access to approved new technologies that can increase both their productivity and their profitability.

The Agrisure Viptera trait (MIR162) was approved for cultivation in the USA in 2010. Syngenta commercialized the trait in full compliance with regulatory and legal requirements. Syngenta also obtained import approval from major corn importing countries. Syngenta has been fully transparent in commercializing the trait over the last four years. During this time Agrisure Viptera has demonstrated major benefits for growers, preventing significant yield and grain quality losses resulting from damage by a broad spectrum of lepidopteran pests.

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