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China seeks food security with $43 billion bid for Syngenta

China seeks food security with $43 billion bid for Syngenta BASEL, SWITZERLAND | BY LUDWIG BURGER China made its boldest overseas takeover move when state-owned ChemChina agreed a $43 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta on Wednesday, aiming to improve domestic food production. The largest ever foreign purchase by a Chinese firm, [...]

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Farmers file more than 360 corn lawsuits against Syngenta

Farmers file more than 360 corn lawsuits against Syngenta David Pitt, Associated Press More than 360 lawsuits have been filed by farmers and farm businesses in 20 states in a legal dispute centering around Syngenta’s sale of a corn seed called Agrisure Viptera, which was genetically altered to contain a protein that kills corn-eating bugs [...]

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U.S. Farmers Sue Syngenta Over GM Corn They Can’t Sell to China

U.S. Farmers Sue Syngenta Over GM Corn They Can’t Sell to China BY: PIERCE NAHIGYAN On Friday, farmers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri filed three coordinated class-action lawsuits against Syngenta, claiming the global agribusiness is at fault for depressed U.S. corn exports to China. At issue is MIR 162, a genetically-modified corn seed [...]

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Corn farmers suing Syngenta over GM corn

Corn farmers suing Syngenta over GM corn 12/19/2014 - by World Grain Staff DALLAS, TEXAS, U.S. — Three law firms that played a major role in a recent $750 million settlement on behalf of U.S. rice farmers who suffered financially due to genetically modified rice seed have filed two class-action lawsuits on behalf of U.S. [...]

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China orders over 600,000 tonnes Ukrainian corn, snubs U.S. supplies

China orders over 600,000 tonnes Ukrainian corn, snubs U.S. supplies By Niu Shuping and David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world's second largest corn consumer, has booked over 600,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine this year and more deals are expected as Beijing's stockpiling dries up supplies and boosts domestic prices. China's move to [...]

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Syngenta CEO Mike Mack to Step Down

Syngenta CEO Mike Mack to Step Down Exit follows shareholder disappointment after Monsanto takeover bid rejected ByJOHN REVILL and JACOB BUNGE Updated Oct. 21, 2015 3:41 p.m. ETZURICH—Syngenta AG Chief Executive Mike Mack on Wednesday said he was quitting the pesticide-and-seed maker after facing a shareholder outcry over how the company dealt with a stalled [...]

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Iowa lawsuits accuse Syngenta over GMO seeds

By: Grant Rodgers   Iowa farmers and companies are suing Syngenta AG, claiming they suffered financial losses when China rejected corn shipments containing a genetically modified seed developed by the agribusiness giant but not approved for use by China. Sixteen growers and businesses filed suit Monday seeking monetary and punitive damages from Syngenta, which is [...]

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