The Campaign to Stop GE Trees
Genetically engineered trees pose risks of contaminating forests, damaging ecosystems and harming communities
The Global Status of Genetically Engineered Tree Development: A Growing Threat
The global release of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees is closer than it has ever been. This report examines the current global reality of GE trees. It documents the status of GE tree development around the world, in order to identify where the risk of GE tree release is most immediate. It also outlines some of the risks and discusses some of the most prominent proposed uses. Due to changes in national regulations, this report may be the last opportunity to get a snapshot of GE tree field testing around the world.
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WHAT ARE GE TREES?
Trees are being genetically engineered for traits such as faster growth, and disease resistance.
It’s time to mobilize! You can help end the threat of genetically engineered trees.
GE TREES RESOURCES
Arm yourself with information about GE Trees (also called GM Trees)
American Bar Association: Will Genetically Engineered Chestnuts Be Roasting on an Open Fire of Litigation?
The article "Will Genetically Engineered Chestnuts Be Roasting on an Open Fire of Litigation?", written by Thomas Parker Redick, was posted March 21, 2023 on the American Bar Association's website. We encourage you to read it, as it discusses "the legal threats that...
Heartland Institute Attacks on the Campaign to STOP GE Trees affirms the Campaign’s Effectiveness
On March, 22, 2023 Heartland Daily News posted the article "Firm Plants Bioengineered Trees That Remove More Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide" by Linnea Lueken. It is always a pleasure to be attacked by a far-right "think tank" like The Heartland Institute for our work to...
Perilous Modification of the American Chestnut Tree: We cannot forget the lessons taken from Monsanto’s Bollgard failure
Background Information: The US government is considering whether to allow a genetically modified (GM) version of the American chestnut tree, called Darling 58, to be grown in the wild. The creators of Darling 58, citing conservation of the species, hope to win the...