May 10, 2019

Syngenta’s settlement: Will this create barriers to the pipeline of biotech crops?

Thomas Redick

Syngenta, an agricultural company that produces agrochemicals and seeds, faces litigation for disrupting U.S. corn exports to China. The verdicts and settlements in these grower and grain trader negligence cases could create potential barriers for biotech crops in the future. With new tools for plant breeding arriving on the market in the form of genetic editing, the threat of liability could undermine innovation for years to come.

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