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Sorghum farmers lose class action against Advanta over sale of contaminated certified seed

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A long-running legal battle between a group of sorghum farmers and a major seed company has ended with the Queensland Supreme Court dismissing the case.

About 120 sorghum growers in New South Wales and Queensland joined the class action, arguing bags of MR43 Elite sorghum seed supplied by Advanta Seeds, formerly known as Pacific Seeds, were contaminated with the seeds of a weed called shattercane.

The contaminated seed was advertised as 99 per cent pure and the…



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