Consumers are more skeptical about our foods and perhaps for good reason. Even U.S. corn farmers without doubt are reluctant to trust manufactures of seeds, especially if they are serving their own interest. Sometimes when an individual or group suffers an injustice or fraud, they want their injuries righted.
Such is the case of several corn farmers in the U.S. The background involves Syngenta and their lack of transparency. This is a Swedish agricultural company which helps countries around the world improve the ability to grow staple crops. This relationship between farmer and industry helps the people of that region keep food and its growth steady. Syngenta puts farmers together with those crops in many countries. The crops might be genetically modified. Researchers from industries help farmers get the maximum yield from crops by altering their resistance to heat, rain, excessive heat or cold. It takes a lot of money and research to produce strong, resistant crops, and farmers trust and rely on these companies to help produce better resources.
Hence, farmers are suing Syngenta because they bought two genetically modified corn crops through Syngenta. The farmers believe Syngenta knew the two strains were not close to approval. Apparently Syngenta promised farmers, “within a matter of days” the crops would be approved. This was not true because China recently approved Agrisure Viptera, and Agrisure Duracade is not yet approved. As a result, this hurts the American farmers financially because China stopped importing corn from the U.S. Corn farmers and the price of corn fell. Farmers lost money, but Syngenta made billions.
Mikal Watts acknowledges the wrong the farmers endured at the hands of Syngenta. The corn market suffered greatly, and the farmers were harmed and dishonored by this company. Watts Guerra, located in San Antonio has Mikal Watts a top attorney in the field of agriculture. He is leading the court battle to compensate the corn farmers, but also the mangled corn industry in the United States. He knows agricultural mass torts and the GMO industry. “Those who have suffered financially due to the decline in corn prices may be able to join the thousands of farmers already filing suit against Syngenta in 20 states, as well as in various federal courts,” said Watts.
Watts received his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Texas. His experience for Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas began his illustrious law career.