China’s opaque and deliberately slow biotech approval process is costing U.S. farmers, exporters, seed companies and others billions of dollars in lost sales, according to a new analysis being released today by Informa’s Agribusiness Consulting.
Far-reaching restrictions on three neonicotinoid insecticides in the European Union have been upheld by the EU’s general court, prompting criticism from neonic manufacturers Syngenta and Bayer, and praise from environmental groups.
The debate over neonicotinoids' impacts on the environment continues to rage, as evidenced by comments submitted to EPA as part of the agency's review of the most widely used insecticides on the planet.
Syngenta has received a positive scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority for food and feed use of Agrisure Duracade, allowing the corn trait to move to the next step in the process of final grain import approval.
Now that Syngenta has agreed to pay $1.51 billion in what may be the largest agricultural litigation settlement ever in the United States, corn growers may be wondering how much they will get, and when.
Syngenta has agreed to pay $1.5 billion to settle claims that its commercialization of genetically modified corn seed caused China to reject U.S. corn imports for about a year starting in November 2013.