Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Aventis CropScience
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$10,596,097
Year: 
2001
Date: 
October 17, 2001
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Aventis CropScience agreed to pay compensation to farmers and grain elevator operators who found Starlink genetically modified corn contaminating their normal corn, reducing its value.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Iowa Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Iowa
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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