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DuPont's GMO sales falter as pests develop resistance

2/21/2015 - With four successive quarters of declining agricultural sales in Brazil, 2015 isn't looking so good for the world's fourth largest chemical company. The decrease in revenue, which dropped over 4 percent from October to December last year, is being attributed to pests' resistance to genetically modified...

Four workers die from chemical leak at Texas DuPont plant with history of repeat violations

11/26/2014 - Four people, including two brothers, recently died when a chemical leak at the Texas DuPont Chemical Refinery where they worked led to their inhalation of methyl mercaptan.(1,2) The chemical, which is used to make insecticide for crops, is noted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

DuPont asks government to ignore cleanup standards after profiting off munitions plant and contaminating environment with carcinogens

8/22/2014 - The people of Pompton Lakes, a lakeside community in New Jersey just 20 miles northwest of Midtown Manhattan, have suffered long enough. Three rivers run through the town of nearly 12,000, including the Wanaque, providing many outdoor activities for the folks residing there, and for urban dwellers seeking...

Scientific fraud? DuPont study deliberately hid toxic effects of GMOs fed to rats

7/29/2014 - A pair of studies recently published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) reveals the double standard used in evaluating the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods, says Claire Robinson, in a July 11 editorial on the website GM Watch. Editorial double standardIn November 2013, FCT...

3,000 people expected to sue DuPont for decades-long release of hazardous chemical C8

7/3/2014 - More than 3,000 individuals are expected to sign onto a massive lawsuit against the DuPont corporation over a toxic chemical linked to thyroid disease and cancer. Commonly known as C8, the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was intentionally released by the company into the air and water, say plaintiffs,...

DuPont in $1 billion lawsuit over hyped-up GMO technology with 'disappointing results'

6/18/2014 - DuPont, the maker of the Pioneer brand of genetically modified corn, has been sued by an investment fund over claims that company managers promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits that they were aware did not work. The suit was filed by the Ironworkers District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity...

Monsanto, DuPont equipping tractors with sensors, bolstering control with seed 'prescription' services

4/28/2014 - The biotech industry, including the likes of DuPont and Monsanto, is taking control of agriculture to a whole new level. Already engaged in controlling farmers' seed and turning crops into genetically modified science experiments, the biotech industry is taking control a step further by installing...

DuPont sued multiple times as court-backed science panel finds chemical C8 used in Teflon is linked to cancer

10/29/2013 - Back in April 2013, DuPont was sued in a wrongful death case when a court-appointed science panel linked DuPont's C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) to kidney cancer, thyroid disease and testicular cancer, to name a few adverse effects. 2001 lawsuit advances forwardDupont's C8 chemical, the key ingredient...

How DuPont profits from drought: Half the rainfall, double the profits

4/30/2013 - When there are drought conditions, you might think that an agri-business corporation's bottom line would suffer, but not so for chemical giant DuPont, whose quarterly profits more than doubled despite the worst dry spell in decades. According to Reuters, DuPont's profits have soared as U.S. farmers...

Monsanto wins patent battle with DuPont corporation to seize full rights of GM seed patents

4/12/2013 - Apparently discontent with its more than $13.5 billion-plus in annual sales, genetic modification kingpin Monsanto has been trying for the past four-or-so years to extract billions more dollars from rival DuPont for alleged patent infringements involving its genetically-modified (GM) Roundup-Ready soybean...

DuPont contracts private paramilitary police force to terrorize farmers over GMOs

12/5/2012 - The nation's largest holder of genetically-modified (GM) soybeans, DuPont, is taking the biotechnology industry's mafia-style intimidation tactics to the next level by hiring its own private paramilitary police force to scare American farmers into continuing to purchase its products in accordance with...

GMO company DuPont Pioneer bribing third-grade students with 'seed' money

12/4/2012 - Biotechnology giant Pioneer Hi-Bred, which is owned by chemical giant DuPont, has made a strategic inroad into public education in Hawaii. According to The Garden Island, this key purveyor of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) has developed a partnership with Eleele Elementary School (EES) in Eleele,...

Natural News announces lifetime boycott of chemical pesticide companies opposing GMO labeling (Prop 37)

10/25/2012 - What do Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta all have in common? They are all manufacturers of poison who are funneling millions of dollars into the campaign to try to defeat Proposition 37 in California (the GMO labeling bill). In doing this, these six pesticide companies have cemented their...

Deadly Teflon chemical - Decades of cover-ups

8/21/2012 - It's in your cookware, your clothing, furniture, carpets, popcorn bags and even in your food! It's perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it remains indefinitely in the environment and even gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a toxicant and known carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more than 98%...

GMO wars - Monsanto suing DuPont to see who will dominate the world's food supply

7/26/2012 - Biotechnology giant Monsanto is suing one of its largest rivals, DuPont, for what the company says are violations of a licensing agreement established between the two firms back in 2002. And at the very same time, DuPont is suing Monsanto for allegedly, illegally withholding important details from the...

New EPA-approved DuPont herbicide linked to widespread killing of trees, authorities unconcerned

8/2/2011 - The DuPont chemical company recently received approval from the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for its new herbicide Imprelis (aminocyclopyrachlor), which has been alleged as an "environmentally friendly" alternative to other herbicides. However, a recent New York Times (NYT) report implicates...

Monsanto, DuPont compete for dominance of new genetically modified soybeans approved by the USDA

10/12/2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now approved the first crop genetically modified for increased consumer appeal, promising to spark a new battle between biotech rivals DuPont and Monsanto over control of the genetically modified (GM) soybean market. The approved crop is a soybean engineered...

Poison gas leak kills DuPont worker

6/4/2010 - A DuPont worker died after being sprayed in the face with poison gas, in only one of four safety incidents at a West Virginia factory over a two-day period at the end of January. The Belle plant in Charleston, W.V. reported on Jan. 22 that it had detected a leak of the highly toxic and flammable...

Dupont complains that Monsanto is running a seed market monopoly

5/23/2010 - Chemical and agricultural giant DuPont has accused rival Monsanto of maintaining a seed monopoly, in a complaint filed with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Agriculture. "Monsanto has engaged in numerous practices that improperly seek to expand the scope of intellectual property rights at the...

Residents of DuPont Factory Town Drop Like Flies

12/29/2009 - A now-closed DuPont owned factory has contaminated the soil and groundwater surrounding a neighborhood in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. DuPont has admitted the plant's wastewater treatment was improperly handled and that the company was responsible for chemically contaminating the water and soil underneath...

EPA Conspired with DuPont to Allow Teflon Chemicals in Drinking Water

6/23/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with the DuPont corporation, imposing a new maximum level of a toxic Teflon chemical in drinking water near a factory in Parkersburg, West Virginia. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), however, the agreement does not go...

DuPont Magically Granted Three-Year Extension on Safety Testing of PFOA (Teflon)

4/11/2009 - The Environmental Appeals Board of the U.S. federal government has granted the DuPont corporation a three-year extension on its obligation to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a widely used chemical believed to expose consumers to the toxic substance perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). A number of...

Common Chemicals may Delay Pregnancy and Inflict Much Worse

2/12/2009 - A new study suggests that chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals, which are pervasive in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products, may delay pregnancy. Other studies and evidence have indicated that the chemicals are responsible for far greater harm than...

Chemical Used in Non-Stick Cookware Continues to Prove Its Toxicity

2/14/2008 - There seems to be more evidence mounting in the ongoing Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA) debate. PFOA is used in the production of Teflon and other non-stick surfaces and is found in the packaging of candy bars, microwave popcorn, fast food packaging like french fry and pizza boxes, bakery items, drinks,...

Teflon linked to birth defects and illness; but is it safe to use in cooking?

8/8/2004 - Dupont is facing new charges from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it concealed research showing that pregnant workers were passing on Teflon chemicals to their unborn children. The EPA has also accused Dupont of failing to report evidence that the chemicals used to manufacture Teflon had...

EPA nails DuPont for violating federal Toxic Substances Control Act over Teflon

7/21/2004 - Few people know it, but DuPont has a long history of exposing workers and customers to toxic substances, then denying that such substances harm their health. In the mid 20th century, for example, DuPont was one of the many industrial chemical producers involved in the production of lead products such...

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