The StarLink fiasco has taken another twist. Two biotech companies have agreed to pay a joint total of US$110m to put an end to a class-action lawsuit filed by corn farmers who claim they took an indirect financial hit when unapproved GM corn found its way into tacos and corn chips. StarLink Logistics, a 100% subsidiary of Aventis, the maker of StarLink, and Avanta USA, which owns the StarLink distributor Garst Seed, will hope to see a rapid conclusion to the case.