Lawsuit Claims African-American Farmers Were Sold Fake Seeds

Leaders of the Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association have filed a class-action suit against Stine Seed Co., claiming that the firm targeted African-American farmers for sales of defective seeds, The Commercial Appeal reports. The accusation stems from the a trade show held in Memphis last year, where black farmers purchased more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. The lawsuit alleges that the “certified” seeds were switched with inferior seeds that led to a significant decrease in yields. 
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