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A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.

Syngenta vowed to appeal the verdict favoring four Kansas farmers representing roughly 7,300 growers from that state in what served as the first test case of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits assailing Syngenta’s decision to introduce its Viptera seed strain to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports.

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2 thoughts on “Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

  1. Our struggle against giant corporations is a battle without end. They have the money and power to wear us out, preventing us from using our energies in making greater strides towards a sustainable future as a species.

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