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Trait Defense
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Oct 29, 2014 08:22 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Syngenta faces increased pressure and criticism from the trade scuffle prompted by their sale of Agrisure Viptera and Duracade corn hybrids, but the company isn't backing down.

The company's two genetically-engineered corn traits aren't approved for import in China, and Chinese rejections of U.S. corn and dried distiller grains containing the Viptera trait (MIR 162) have set off an industry firestorm. Most recently, the seed company is facing legal action -- a lawsuit from grain company Cargill Inc. and several class action lawsuits by Midwestern corn farmers. Syngenta itself has sued Bunge for that company's refusal to ...

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