A Kansas judge says a lawsuit filed by farmers against Syngenta can move forward as a class action lawsuit.
In 2014, farmers in the U.S. sued the seed company after grain shipments to China were rejected because of an unapproved genetically engineered trait in Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera. The shipments halted China's corn imports, so farmers who did not plant the trait claim they suffered losses when the rejections disrupted trade and shot down corn prices.
Plaintiffs estimate corn producers lost $5-$7 billion in current and future revenue.
An attorney representing the farmers say the ruling will make it easier for them to pursue claims against Syngenta.
Syngenta says it it snot responsible for the losses.. and may appeal the court decision.