Syngenta Seeds has filed suit against the North American grain operations of Bunge for refusing to accept a genetically modified type of Syngenta's corn designed to protect the crop against insect damage.

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Syngenta said Bunge has singled out its corn, stating elevators cannot accept the grain because they don't have necessary international approval from major export destinations. Syngenta said the action is illegal and that it has approvals for export to "major" export destinations, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea and Taiwan.