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2012 News Releases

December 2012

December 21, 2012
DuPont Congratulates David Hula for Highest Overall Yield with Pioneer® hybrid – P2088YHR in 2012 NCGA Corn Yield Contest
Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Hybrids Win 66 Percent of National Titles in 2012 Contest  »

December 5, 2012
Survey Reveals China’s Growing Desire for Green Products
Chinese Consumers Express Greater Confidence in Green Products than North American Consumers  »

November 2012

November 30, 2012
DuPont Advances Commercialization of Cellulosic Ethanol with Iowa Biorefinery Groundbreaking
Once Completed, Plant to Supply 30 Million Gallons of Renewable Fuel to the United States  »

November 15, 2012
Inclusive Innovation in Action: New DuPont Innovation Center Launched in Moscow
Staying Close to the Marketplace in Russia  »

November 7, 2012
DuPont and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Extend Collaboration in Cutting-Edge Plant Biology Research for Another Five Years
Collaboration will Facilitate Development of Innovative Products to Meet Growing Global Food Needs  »

November 5, 2012
DuPont Delivers Strong Product Performance for North American Farmers
Solid North America harvest results for its Pioneer® brand seed business during the 2012 growing season despite widespread drought and intense heat affecting a large portion of U.S. corn and soybean acres.  »

November 2, 2012
Shaping the Agenda on Food Security
Australian Government invites DuPont to collaborate on the country's first National Food Plan.  »

November 1, 2012
Addressing Food Security Challenge
The Global Food Security Index is presented at the 2012 Global Agri-food Forum in Mexico  »

October 2012

October 16, 2012
DuPont Highlights the Role of Women in Advancing Agricultural Research
Announces Collaboration with African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) »

October 16, 2012
Recognizing World Food Day Today
DuPont serves a significant role in addressing food security. »

October 1, 2012
Early North America Harvest Data Shows Significant Yield Advantage with Optimum® AQUAmax™ Products from DuPont
Extensive Side-by-Side Yield Data Covers Broad Geography and Thousands of Farms »

September 2012

September 21, 2012
DuPont is Named as One of the Top Employers in Science Magazine’s Top Employers Annual Survey for the 5th Year in a Row
DuPont was ranked No. 10 this year »

September 17, 2012
From Plant to Plate
Plenish™ high oleic soybean oil has the highest amount of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat  »

September 4, 2012
DuPont Leader: Innovation will Drive Food Security Solutions
Meeting Global Food Security Challenge will Require Productivity Improvements Driven by Multiple Technologies and Approaches  »

August 2012

August 7, 2012
DuPont Leader Praises Farmers for Helping Solve the Global Food Challenge
Borel speaks to farmers, industry leaders and youth at the Indiana State Fair’s new DuPont Food Pavilion  »

August 1, 2012
Statement from DuPont: DuPont will Appeal Verdict in Monsanto vs. DuPont Patent Case
DuPont will Appeal Verdict in Monsanto vs. DuPont Patent Case »

June 2012

June 4, 2012
DuPont Named As One of the Best Places to Work by The Scientist Magazine
No. 3 up from No. 10 a Year Ago  »

May 2012

May 28, 2012
South Africa Approves Partnership of DuPont Business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Pannar Seed
African Seed Business Partner to Give Farmers More and Better Seed Choices, Increase Innovation  »

May 18, 2012
DuPont Unveils New Local Investments in Africa and Innovative Global Food Security Index
DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman announced two key efforts that will support collaborative, world hunger initiatives.  »

April 2012

April 25, 2012
DuPont Leader Affirms Commitment to Collaborative Approach for Increasing China Agricultural Productivity
Research Expansion Boosts Agricultural Productivity, Leads to 400 Jobs »

April 9, 2012
DuPont Opens $40 Million Agriculture Research Facility
Research Expansion Boosts Agricultural Productivity, Leads to 400 Jobs »

March 2012

March 13, 2012
U.S. EPA Approves Optimum® AcreMax® XTreme Insect Protection by DuPont
DuPont Offers Full Lineup of Insect Control Options to Simplify Refuge Compliance and Maximize Corn Yields  »

February 2012

February 28, 2012
DuPont and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics Expand Collaboration
Agreement Will Increase Efforts to Improve Productivity in Wheat and Other Crops »

February 14, 2012
DuPont to Establish Molecular Breeding Technology Hub in China
the Art Research Facility will Develop New Maize Hybrids in China for Chinese Farmers »

February 2, 2012
DuPont Announces Goals to Help Feed a Growing World Population
Calls on Others to Join Effort to End Global Hunger »

January 2012

January 30, 2012
DuPont and OligoCo to Collaborate on Development of DNA Synthesis Technology
New Technology Will Dramatically Increase Capabilities to Utilize Genetic Information to Help Feed the World »

January 12, 2012
DuPont to Collaborate with Research Organizations to Solve the Drought Challenges
European Drought Research Consortium to Build on DuPont Drought Crop Modeling Platform »

January 4, 2012
DuPont and NexSteppe to Collaborate on New Feedstocks for Renewable Industry
Collaboration Aimed at Development of New Sweet Sorghum and High Biomass Sorghum Hybrids »