22 Facts About Syngenta


Syngenta AG is a provider of agricultural science and technology, in particular seeds and pesticides with its management headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

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Syngenta was founded in 2000 by the merger of the agrichemical businesses of Novartis and AstraZeneca, and acquired by China National Chemical Corporation in 2017.

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In 2020, the Syngenta Group was formed, bringing together Syngenta, Adama, and the agricultural business of Sinochem under a single entity.

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In 2004, Syngenta Seeds purchased Garst, the North American corn and soybean business of Advanta, as well as Golden Harvest Seeds.

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Since April 2015 Monsanto and Syngenta had been working with their investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs respectively on a deal.

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In November 2017, Syngenta agreed to purchase Nidera from Cofco International.

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In March 2018, Syngenta announced plans to acquire Strider, a Brazilian agtech company.

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The Syngenta Group is a Chinese company with its management headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

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Syngenta has eight primary product lines which it develops, markets and sells worldwide;Its five product lines for pesticides are selective herbicides, non-selective herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and seed care.

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In 2005, Syngenta reported that employee health monitoring was continuing at the company's Monthey, Switzerland site.

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Syngenta is in the transparency register of the European Union as a registered lobbyist.

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In 2011, Syngenta was named among the top 10 employers in biotechnology by Science magazine.

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Syngenta was one of five chemical companies in the World and Europe indices based on economic, social and environmental performance.

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In 2001, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Syngenta which had filed a suit against Bayer for patent infringement on a class of neonicotinoid insecticides.

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The following year Syngenta filed suits against Monsanto and other companies claiming infringement of its U S biotechnology patents covering genetically modified corn and cotton.

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Syngenta was defendant in a class action lawsuit by the city of Greenville, Illinois concerning the adverse effects of atrazine in human water supplies.

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Syngenta lost the first lawsuit to reach trial in Kansas on 23 June 2017 and was ordered to pay the farmers $217 million.

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In 2007, Syngenta came under scrutiny by the U S Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Syngenta was accused of including the sale of highly toxic pesticides in its business model.

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On 14 October 2008, Syngenta donated the 123-hectare station to the Agronomy Institute of Parana for research into biodiversity, recovery of degraded areas and agriculture production systems, as well as environmental education programs.

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In November 2015, Judge Pedro Ivo Moreiro, of the 1st Civil Court of Cascavel, ruled that Syngenta must pay compensation to the family of Valmir Mota de Oliveira, who was killed in the attack, and to Isabel Nascimento dos Santos who was injured.

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In May 2010 Syngenta was condemned by the IV Permanent People's Tribunal for human rights violations in Brazil.

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