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Inventive Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Learn about more she-roes and celebrate amazing women. All of these women are profiled in the book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. We are proud to stand on their shoulders and honor their contributions.

What Would Reagan Do About CO2?

William S. Becker | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

Shultz is correct. The mistake is being made by the field of Republican presidential candidates pandering to those in their base who deny that climate change even exists and that even if it did, the United States cannot do anything about it.

Welcome To Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia!

Highline | Raillan Brooks | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Hold on to something,” Jim Tennant warned as he fired up his tractor. We lurched down a rutted dirt road past the old clapboard farmhouse where...

Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One.

Rena Steinzor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Crime
Rena Steinzor

Secretary Perez needs to upgrade health and safety enforcement to the level of wage and hour enforcement. Workers must be paid a fair wage, but they also need to survive a day on the job.

The DuPont Proxy Contest Is a Battle for the Soul of American Capitalism

Bill George | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Bill George

The DuPont proxy vote is a part of a battle for the soul of corporate America. The venerable Martin Lipton, quoted in Nocera's column, has it right: this form of shareholder value is "a disaster for the country."

Lynne Peeples

Scientists Issue Warning Over Chemicals Common In Carpets, Coats, Cookware | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

In 1961, a DuPont toxicologist warned colleagues that exposure to their company's increasingly popular Teflon chemicals enlarged the livers of rats an...

Chemistry She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Learn about more she-roes and celebrate amazing women like these five women in science. As a practicing electrical engineer, I know that I benefited from the actions of these trailblazing women.

Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.

A Narrow Loss, But GE Labeling Is On Its Way

Paul Towers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Paul Towers

Let's have a more transparent conversation about the direction of our farming system, starting with crops engineered to withstand an ever-growing amount of pesticide use.

Inspiring A Pipeline Of Engineering Talent: Perspective From DuPont's Chief Engineer

Karen A. Fletcher | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Karen A. Fletcher

Investment in our nation's talent pipeline must be a collaborative effort that includes academia, government, industry and professional societies, among others. I believe engineers themselves must lead the charge in helping society understand how engineers make a difference and why our profession is rewarding; acknowledging the skills that are required for success; and fostering a sense of community that attracts and retains the talent we need for the future.

Downton Abbey's U.S. Visit

Andrea Poe | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

America has gone mad for Downton Abbey. And now the country's appetite for all things Downton can be sated. For the first time, a major exhibition of the costumes from the BBC program can be seen in the United States at Winterthur Museum.

From Christmas Seals to Kevlar

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Knowing how important it is to write women back into history, I am pleased to be able to share the stories of great Delaware -- and American -- women, all of whom have a place in the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Punched in the Face: A New Leadership Contract Emerges

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Valerie Keller

A new leadership contract is emerging: an implicit agreement between CEOs and stakeholders to ensure long-term, sustainable value creation and legitimacy.

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

Big-Ag Companies Sue To Block Anti-GMO Law In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law...

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

David Bronner Versus the GMO Goliath

Deborah King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Deborah King

Do you want to know what's in the food you're eating? I do. Right now, the state of Washington is counting votes on Initiative 522 to determine if genetically-modified food will have to be labeled as such.

Protecting Health and Life: Kauai Must Lead

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

This anti-democratic agenda was being advanced by the chemical-GMO corporations, who lobbied strongly for it and were likely involved in its original crafting and introduction by Senator Dela Cruz, known for his allegiance to the industry and their large financial pay-offs.

Ohio, West Virginia Residents Sue DuPont Over Cancer

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green

CINCINNATI -- CINCINNATI (AP) — Nine Ohio and West Virginia residents who have cancer and other diseases have filed federal lawsuits this month agai...

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

Washingtonians Fight for GMO Labeling

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
C. Robert Gibson

This November, voters in Washington State will get to decide whether or not people should have the right to know if there are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food they buy when they vote on Initiative 522.

ReThink Review: GMO OMG -- It Came From Inside Your Food!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jonathan Kim

"Conventional" farming -- especially with corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and sugar beets -- now increasingly means using GMOs, which is the subject of Jeffrey Seifert's documentary GMO OMG.

Should Companies Patent Life?

Judy Frankel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Judy Frankel

Before we march off into this dark future where the source of our food comes from companies that would like to control all seed and food supplies, remember to find a congressman who would vote against the TPP.