A U.S. District Judge in Sioux City, Iowa, has denied Syngenta’s request for a temporary injunction against Bunge.  Bunge has refused to take delivery of corn containing Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait. That trait has not been approved for import into China; however, other U.S. trading partners will accept the corn line.
Judge Mark Bennett  says the public interest would best be served in – fostering export markets for United States corn, in allowing business to make legitimate business decisions, and in allocating the risk of commercialization of a new transgenic corn trait upon the party that commercialized the trait.
Officials at Syngenta say the lawsuit is only part of its determination to secure greater clarity for farmers regarding industry marketing practices for new seed technologies.
Meanwhile, officials at Bunge say the ruling validates its decision to reject Viptera corn at all of its locations.   
NAFB News Service