by Christina Sarich
March 25, 2015
Christina Sarich is
a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake
up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture.
Her blog is Yoga
for the New World.
Her latest book is
Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art
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
responsible for ruining our food supply and contaminating our water,
soil, and air, as we just focus on a singular mammoth corporation.
But we need to open our eyes to see the entire
collection of carnage these companies commit - or to get to know the
other rotten apples in the bunch.
just as big in
genetically-modified seeds and
chemicals, and pursues largely the same policies as Monsanto with
respect to pricing, IP enforcement, and other blatant,
propagandizing, corporate maneuvers.
Here's a little lesson in
I hope you get to know them better by the time you've
reached the end of the page.
Getting to Know DuPont
Dupont is in the
biotechnology business, with their main products
being chemicals. The corporation is one of the
top ten companies completely strangling the natural world - and
it needs to stop.
If that isn't enough reason to put them on your watch
list, here are 11 more.
Every war the United States has fought starting in 1802
with the war against Tripoli (today Ubya) and the Barbary
Pirates until the incursion into Somalia this last year, the
American military has depended upon DuPont gunpowder.
Alfred Nobel, who felt so guilt-ridden about his
invention of dynamite and its subsequent use in warfare
that he established the Nobel Prizes,
the DuPont family
was apparently more interested in arranging marriages
between cousins to maintain the family fortune."
The corporation has also manufactured DDT,
PCBs, and Agent Orange, just like Monsanto.
DuPont developed nylon and polyester which
don't decompose very easily and junk up the planet. These
fabrics are considered to be on the
top six list of things to avoid wearing.
The company has also
helped to develop nuclear weapons.
dumped carcinogenic chemicals into people's water
supplies repeatedly, and even though they've been sued for
it multiple times, they continue to do so.
DuPont helped to develop numerous
carcinogenic agricultural products - i.e. pesticides and
Monsanto does indeed spend millions lobbying
our government to have their way with our seeds and
so does DuPont.
They spend millions to make sure that GMO
labeling initiatives are defeated. Just recently they spent
more than $3.2 million to keep Americans from knowing what
they are eating.
Just like Monsanto, they
like to sue farmers for patent infringement. They
recently won more than $23 million from farmers for just
DuPont shares the GMO corn market
with Monsanto. They each own around 36 percent of it.
DuPont has cornered the GMO soy market,
owning more than 37% of it. GMO soy has been linked to
infertility, birth defects, and infant mortality, for
The most hated corporation on the planet may deserve