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1.5 Billion GMO Corn Trust Fund Settled

Over 100k corn farmers, as well as ethanol plants and grain trading facilities, are now eligible to receive compensation from the Syngenta GMO settlement fund of $1.5 billion. The time you have to file a claim is limited by a statute of limitations, which varies from state to state and which we will check once you contact us. Our lawyers can help you file a claim and receive maximum financial compensation. Anyone who used or sold the GMO corn strain after September 15, 2013 may call us and we will promptly assess your eligibility.

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Eligibility for the $1.5 Billion Syngenta GMO Corn Settlement Trust Fund

The $1.5 billion settlement Syngenta agreed to pay out to corn farmers, ethanol plants, grain trading facilities, and other business which suffered due to their GMO Agrisure Viptera corn strain is the largest agricultural class-action settlement in the U.S. history. The class-action was filed in 2016 and, in addition to it, there were multiple other state class lawsuits throughout the country, such as the one which provided 7,300 Kansas farmers with $218 million in June 2017. If you were affected by Syngenta's GMO corn strain before the 15th of September 2013, we strongly encourage you to join the 100,000 others who took legal action and file a claim to recover financial compensation for your loss:

  • individual corn farmers
  • major corn exporters
  • ethanol plants
  • grain distributors
  • corn producers
  • grain elevators
  • corn syrup companies
  • grain transport companies
  • landlords
  • grain traders and brokers
  • corn processing plants
  • dry and wet corn millers

With over 25 years of experience, our legal staff and lawyers are specialized only in Environmental Law and will help you obtain the monetary compensation you are entitled to. Individuals and businesses which opted out of the earlier Syngenta lawsuits can also seek compensation. It is also worthy of note that, if you suffered losses as a consequence of the oversupply or the drop in bushel price, you also have the legal right to file a claim and our resourceful attorneys will eventually obtain financial compensation for you. Other damages for which individuals or businesses which handled the Agrisure Viptera corn strain before September 15, 2013 may take legal action against Syngenta are storage, clean-up, and transport costs.

We are able to process GMO corn claims faster due to the trust fund set up by a federal Kansas judge for Syngenta, as they require no lawsuit. The only documents you need to provide our attorneys with are those which prove you used Syngenta’s GMO corn strain Agrisure Viptera and they will subsequently process and submit your case. We will file a GMO corn claim on your behalf with the trust fund of the liable company and recover maximum compensation for your loss.

In addition to corn farmers and businesses, companies manufacturing the following products also qualify for financial compensation from the settlement if they employed or were affected by the Agrisure Viptera corn strain by Syngenta in any way:

  • corn food products, such as starch, oil, cereals, soft drink sweeteners, snack foods, peanut butter, salad dressings, popcorn, taco shells and other flour producs, chewing gum, and hominy grits
  • corn bioproducts
  • industrial corn products: paint, soap, linoleum, polish, textile finishing, candles, dyes, insulation, wallboard, rubber substitutes, corks, adhesives etc.
  • animal feeds: gluten feed and meal, distiller's dried grain, high-oil feed corn for cattle, poultry, swine, and fish etc.
  • fermentation corn products and byproducts, such as recyclable plastics, industrial enzymes, fuel octave enhancers, industrial alcohols, fuel oxygenates, and solvents

Because the money in the trust fund which will be set up by Syngenta is limited, it is crucial to contact a lawyer specialized in Environmental Law that knows how to submit your claim successfully and speed up the approval process. Our attorneys already have documentation and research prepared for the GMO corn claims and are successfully helping individuals with claims. The sooner we initiate a GMO corn claim, the larger the amount of money you are eligible for will be. Finally, you should also know that there is a certain timeframe within which you can file a claim with the Syngenta trust fund, hence the importance of acting fast.

Regardless of how complex your case might seem, we are bound to achieve the optimal results for you and hold the wrongdoer accountable for their negligent actions. Once your claim is approved, you will receive the money you qualify for within the first half of 2019. If you worry about spending countless hours at consultations with your attorney, you can rest assured that this will not be a problem, as the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part. Our law firm will carefully attend to most aspects of your case so that you will be able to take care of more important matters in the meantime.

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If you have a farm in the U.S. which employed Syngenta's GMO Agrisure Viptera corn strain before September 15, 2013, you are eligible for financial compensation from the recent settlement of $1.5 billion. By filing a claim with the aid of a lawyer specialized in environmental cases, you are bound to receive the money you deserve for your loss. Regardless of the size of your business, we encourage you to take legal action and seek the compensation you are entitled to as soon as possible, as Syngenta must be held liable for their unethical behavior. The process of applying for compensation is very simple – all you need to do is provide your attorney with several documents as evidence of your using Agrisure Viptera and the rest will be efficiently taken care of by their skilful legal team.

OUR CLAIMS PROCESS IN SYNGENTA GMO CASES

There is a time frame limit to file your claim that varies by state. Call us so we can check eligibility.

Syngenta Had Been Selling the Unapproved GMO Strain of Corn in the U.S. Since 2010

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a tremendous 90% of the corn grown in the country is genetically engineered with the purpose of making it resistant to drought, pests, insecticides, as well as herbicides.

In 2010, Syngenta, a Swiss company specializing in the distribution of agricultural products worldwide, agreed to the commercialization of an insect-resistant GMO strain of corn known as Agrisure Viptera in the U.S. before receiving formal import approval from China, which currently owns it.

The problematic corn strain contained a genetically modified trait known as MIR 162. During the lawsuit, it was revealed that China rejected the shipment of the GMO corn seeds in 2013, as the genetic trait it presented was not considered suitable for commercialization. As a result, the U.S. corn prices dropped and had to suffer considerably for approximately five years, as farmers would experience difficulty in selling their corn.

When inquired on the matter, Syngenta denied having exhibited negligent and unethical behavior towards their clients, stating that companies are not obliged to delay the launching of a product which had already been approved by the U.S. because the country of export had not yet approved it. Furthermore, Syngenta asserts that the culprits behind the decline in sales to China were exports to other countries, bad weather, and market forces unrelated to the country's rejection of their product. Last Monday, the company made a similar statement, emphasizing that the GMO corn seeds "were fully approved by all US regulatory authorities at the time of their launch", which – obviously – does not absolve it from responsibility.

Approved Claims for Corn Farmers Affected by Syngenta's GMO Corn

Are you a U.S. based corn farmer who began using the Agrisure Viptera GMO corn strain of Syngenta after September 15, 2013? If so, you are eligible for compensation from the $1.51 billion trust fund of the company for all eligible claimants. Our legal staff and environmental lawyers will help you to take action as soon as possible, we guarantee to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Since 1990 we are a specialized environmental law firm group and we assist and represent individuals who suffered because of unethical companies. We are already preparing and processing GMO corn claims, let us help you.

Common Questions

The sum of money Syngenta will pay you depends on the extent of the damage their Agrisure Viptera GMO corn strain caused to your crops or business.

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Your attorney will request a series of documents which have to support the validity of your claim, such as FSA forms showing the production and price of corn from 2012 to present.

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Yes. Farmers with crop insurance who used Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera GMO corn strain before September 15, 2013, meet the requirements of filing a claim whether they had crop insurance.

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While you can opt to file a claim with the Syngenta trust fund by yourself, the process will be considerably more difficult to carry out without the specialized aid and knowledge of a lawyer.

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A wide range of individuals and businesses can seek financial compensation by filing a claim with the Syngenta trust fund, from corn farmers to grain trading facilities.

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