The Campaign to Stop GE Trees

Genetically engineered trees pose risks of contaminating forests, damaging ecosystems and harming communities

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The goal of the campaign is to protect native forests, and to defend the rights of forest dependent communities and Indigenous Peoples from the unknown and irreversible risks of releasing genetically engineered (GE) trees.


Trees are being genetically engineered for traits such as faster growth, and disease resistance.


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It’s time to mobilize! You can help end the threat of genetically engineered trees.


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Add your name to stop US government approval of the widespread release of unproven genetically engineered (GE) trees into forests. The risks are huge.

Take Action: Say NO to Genetic Engineering in Our Forests!


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