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.
- Farmers sought damages from Advanta Seeds for selling contaminated sorghum seed
- The case was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge in Brisbane and plaintiffs have 28 days to appeal
- The judge found the multi-million-dollar damages claim was not reasonably accurate
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…