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Syngenta Consent Agreement

(Washington, D.C. - Dec. 21, 2006) Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Golden Valley, Minn., has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to EPA for selling and distributing seed corn that contained an unregistered genetically engineered pesticide called Bt 10.

While the federal government has concluded that there are no human health or environmental concerns with Bt 10 corn, it is still illegal to distribute any pesticide not registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

For more information, contact:

Dave Ryan
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Office: 202-564-7827
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