On Tuesday, a Minnesota Court ordered that a jury could hear and consider punitive damages in the first GMO corn trial.
The case stems from a genetically-modified corn seed that Syngenta sold to farmers in 2012. Plaintiffs allege that Syngenta fraudulently represented that their seed would be properly approved by China, America’s number one export market of US corn.
China ended up not approving of the GMO seed and the corn market flooded, causing prices to plummet.
Corn farmers across the country are suing the seed-maker.
The first bellwether trial begins April 24th.
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