Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Meetings on Corn Lawsuit Today and Tomorrow

Meetings are coming up today and tomorrow (Aug. 25 and 26) concerning a lawsuit that deals with GMO corn.

The meeting are:
  • Aug. 25 at 11 a.m., Hiffa’s Restaurant, 9560 State Route 12, Remsen
  • Aug. 25 at 2 p.m., Jeb’s Restauant, 5403 Shady Ave., Lowville
  • Aug. 25 at 5 p.m., Art’s Jug, 820 Huntington St., Watertown
  • Aug. 26 at 8 a.m., The Hartwick Restaurant, 3496 NY-205, Hartwick
  • Aug. 26 at 11 a.m., Park Place Grill,7-9 East Park Place, Norwich
  • Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m, Hobeau’s Fireside Grill, 10 S. West St., Homer
  • Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m., T&J’s Country Kitchen,7423 Seneca Road North, Hornell
The lawsuit deals with a trait in the corn seed that China did not allow to be imported to China. Syngenta, an agrochemical and seed company, was marketing the trait and assuring corn growers that it would be allowed in China, but instead, millions of bushels of corn with the trail were rejected by the Chinese.

The lawsuit states this act put a lot of corn on the market that was supposed to go to China that now couldn't be sold there. The lawsuit claims this drove the price of corn down and farmers lost lots of money.

(China has since agreed to allow the Syngenta corn trait, called Agrisure Viptera, into China).

Any farmer who wants more information or is interested in joining the lawsuit should attend one of the meetings. The meetings are being put on by a Buffalo law firm.

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