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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

The chemicals once seemed near magical, able to repel water, oil and stains. By the 1970s, DuPont and 3M had used them to develop Teflon and Scotchgard, and they slipped into an array of everyday products, from gum wrappers to sofas to frying pans to carpets. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, they were a […]

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Shocking Study Finds Water Of 15 Million Americans Contains Deadly Cancerous DuPont Chemical

By Annabelle Bamforth A newly-released study and supplementary map show that 15 million Americans are exposed to toxins in their drinking water. The study, released in early June as a collaboration with the Environmental Working Group and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University, revealed that the issue is present in 27 […]

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PFOA Teflon chemical has poisoned nearly the entire world

The chemical PFOA, formerly used in the manufacturing of DuPont’s Teflon, has been found to have contaminated groundwater in many U.S. locations and throughout the world. DuPont began phasing out the use of PFOA (also known as C8) in 2005, after it was revealed that the company had for decades covered up the numerous health […]

11 Quick Reasons to Dislike DuPont as Much as Monsanto

11 Quick Reasons to Dislike DuPont as Much as Monsanto

Sure, Monsanto is listed as one of the most hated companies on the planet, but what about other biotechnology giants such as DuPont? This company has been terrorizing the planet for far too long, but they hide easily in Monsanto’s ominous shadow. It’s easy to lose sight of the other companies that are just as […]

food If GMOs are healthy, why aren't its proponents (Biotech and Big Food) excited about labeling it?

food If GMOs are healthy, why aren’t its proponents (Biotech and Big Food) excited about labeling it?

Proponents of genetically modified food say that a “GMO” label on foods would mislead people into believing that they are unhealthy or unsafe. Why is that? Are they unhealthy or unsafe?! Proponents of GMO food (investors and manufacturers) have spent millions and millions of dollars to keep them unlabeled, in several states across the US, […]

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

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

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 Retirement and Pension Plan. The plaintiffs contend that […]

FARMERS FEAR MONSANTO IS COLLECTING TOO MUCH CROP DATA

FARMERS FEAR MONSANTO IS COLLECTING TOO MUCH CROP DATA

Big data has come to the farm. The world’s two largest seed sellers, Monsanto and DuPont, are building “prescriptive planting” technology that will take in detailed data from farmers and spit out precise guidelines for planting. The upside is that farmers can use the algorithmic advice to easily identify things like the best soil for […]

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

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

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 forward Dupont’s C8 chemical, the key ingredient in their Teflon brand, is primarily used as a synthetic coating […]