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This December 14 2021 sign on letter to the Forest Stewardship Council demands they reject proposals to endorse field tests of genetically engineered (GE) trees. It further demands the FSC disassociate itself from any GE tree research activities and continue to clearly prohibit the commercial growing of GE trees. It was released in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and endorsed by 217 organizations from 74 countries. It was further endorsed by 1169 individuals. The list of organizations can be found below the letters.

Sign on letter in English, Spanish and Portuguese:


FSC: Protect forests from Genetically Engineered trees

December 15, 2021

Kim Carstensen, Director General, Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): Protect our forests from Genetically Engineered tree threats

We, the undersigned, demand FSC reject GE trees.

Dear Mr. Carstensen,

We oppose Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) proposals to endorse field tests of genetically engineered (GE), also called genetically modified (GM) trees. The FSC must disassociate itself from any GE tree research activities and continue to clearly prohibit the commercial growing of GE trees.

The importance of FSC’s current prohibition on genetically engineered trees in FSC products is particularly critical given the recent Brazilian approval for commercial growing of a glyphosate-resistant GE eucalyptus tree, developed by the FSC-certified company Suzano. This new decision also shows the need to stop GE tree research by FSC members from moving ahead.

Genetically engineered trees threaten the future of our forests. They pose a wide range of possible environmental and social impacts that could increase over time as contamination spreads. FSC needs to continue to play a key role in preventing those impacts.

Genetically engineered trees are a threat to our collective future and have no place in FSC activities and FSC-certified products. The FSC needs to act to protect our forest ecosystems from GE trees rather than open the door to this dangerous experiment.

Sincerely, 


FSC: Proteja nuestros bosques de la amenaza de los árboles

December 14, 2021

Kim Carstensen, Director General

Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): Proteja nuestros bosques de la amenaza de los árboles transgénicos

Las personas abajo firmantes exigimos a FSC que rechace los árboles transgénicos.

Nos oponemos a las propuestas del Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) para respaldar las pruebas de campo de árboles transgénicos, también llamados árboles modificados genéticamente o de ingeniería genética. FSC debe desvincularse de cualquier actividad de investigación con árboles transgénicos y seguir prohibiendo claramente el cultivo comercial de este tipo de árboles.

La importancia de la actual prohibición de FSC de los árboles transgénicos en los productos FSC es particularmente necesaria dada la reciente aprobación en Brasil del cultivo comercial de un eucalipto transgénico resistente al glifosato, desarrollado por la empresa Suzano, que está certificada por FSC. Esta nueva decisión también muestra la necesidad de impedir que la investigación de árboles transgénicos por parte de los miembros del FSC siga adelante.

Los árboles modificados genéticamente amenazan el futuro de nuestros bosques. Plantean una amplia gama de posibles impactos ambientales y sociales que podrían aumentar con el tiempo a medida que se extienda la contaminación. FSC tiene que seguir desempeñando un papel clave en la prevención de esos impactos.

Los árboles modificados genéticamente son una amenaza para nuestro futuro colectivo y no tienen cabida en las actividades y productos certificados por FSC. FSC debe actuar para proteger nuestros ecosistemas forestales de los árboles transgénicos en lugar de abrir la puerta a este peligroso experimento.

Sinceramente,

________________________

Conselho de Manejo Florestal / Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): Protejamos nossas florestas da ameaça das árvores GE

December 14, 2021

Kim Carstensen, Director General

Forest Stewardship Council

Nós, abaixo assinados, exigimos que o FSC rejeite as árvores geneticamente modificadas.

Nós nos opomos às propostas do Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) de amparar testes de campo de árvores geneticamente modificadas, também chamadas de árvores de engenharia genética. O FSC deve se dissociar de qualquer atividade de pesquisa de árvores geneticamente modificadas e continuar a proibir claramente o cultivo comercial de árvores geneticamente modificadas.\

A importância da atual proibição do FSC de árvores geneticamente modificadas em produtos FSC é particularmente crítica dada a recente aprovação no Brasil do cultivo comercial de uma árvore de eucalipto geneticamente modificada para resistir o glifosato, desenvolvida por Suzano, empresa certificada pelo FSC. Esta nova decisão evidencia a necessidade de impedir que a pesquisa de árvores geneticamente modificadas pelos membros do FSC avance.

As árvores geneticamente modificadas ameaçam o futuro das nossas florestas, pois representam uma ampla gama de possíveis impactos ambientais e sociais que podem vir a aumentar com o tempo, à medida que a contaminação se espalha. O FSC precisa continuar a desempenhar um papel fundamental na prevenção desses impactos.

As árvores geneticamente modificadas são uma ameaça ao nosso futuro coletivo e não têm lugar nas atividades do FSC e nos produtos certificados pelo FSC. O FSC precisa agir para proteger nossos ecossistemas florestais das árvores geneticamente modificadas em vez de abrir a porta para esta experiência perigosa.

Sinceramente,

Universidade Estadual do Maranhão
MOVIMENTO CIENCIA CIDADÃ
Movimento Ciência Cidadã
Associação Brasileira de Agroecologia/aba-agroecologia
La PANATA Integral SL
usp
IRON
350Kishwaukee
Affirmations publishing house
Amis de l’Afique Francophone- Benin (AMAF-BENIN)
And Other Stories Publishing
Animals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.
APB’s Handiwork
ARA
Atlantic Energy
Auckland GE-free Coalition (AGEFC)
Aztlan Media – Launch 2024
Bioscience Resource Project
Bomenstichting Achterhoek
Boreal Forest Wilderness Association
Bozeman Birders
Carbone Guinée
Centro Ecológico
Coalition for Justice
College for Sustainable Abundance
CommonGroundRising
Coordinator, No Spray Coalition against pesticides
Dark skies Paonia
Dr. Steven Schram
Earth
Earth Ethics, Inc.
eurobinia
Fedco Trees, Inc.
FIAN Deutschland
Forum Ökologie & Papier
Foundation Earth
Free Food For Future
Free University Berlin, Inst Biology
Freetree
Friends For Environmental Justice
Friends of the Earth Australia
FSC
Fundação Montescola
Future Skimmed
Gaia Poiesis
GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment
GEN
Genethics Foundation
Global Justice Ecology Project
Global Justice Ecology Project
GM Freeze
GMO Free Kaua’i
GMWatch
Hazelwood Urban Ag Team
Heartwood
Hnutí DUHA – FoE CR
Inside Passage Seeds
Institute for Responsible Technology
Kansas Progress Institute
Kids Right To Know.Org  
Landelijk Netwerk Bossen- en Bomenbescherming
Langelle Photography
Western NY Peace Center
Leefmilieu
MAM
Mangrove Action Project
MariSol Malibu
mediation and project management agro biodiversity
MELCA-Ethiopia
Moving Toward Healthier
network for good
North Coast Environment Council
NY Bar Association
Occupy Bergen County (N.J.)
Ode to Earth/Echoes of Silence
Ole Siosiomaga Society Incorporated (OLSSI)
Planetary Health, Inc.
Protect Biodiversity in Public Forests
R.I.S.K. Consultancy
Redbud Audubon Society
Samuel H Dodd
SE Essex Organic Gardeners
SOSNA
Southern Exposure Trust FSC Certified
Sustainable Agriculture & Communities Alliance
Taho!
The Inga Foundation USA
The Nuclear-Free Future Award Foundation
Toronto Non-GMO Coalition
tree crops new zealand
tucradio
Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (uujec.org)mmunityc Community, uujec.orgic Community (UUJEC.org)c Community
Viewood Limited
Water Justice and Gender
Williams Community Forest Project
www.bureaulesswatts.nl
www.gmoscience.org
Comunidad Mapuche La Azotea
ALTERNACTIVA – Acção Pela Emancipação Social
Red de Acción por los Derechos Ambientales RADA
FUNDACIÓN RAÍCES DE PUCÓN
Consorcio Agroecológico Peruano
GMO Free Bolivia
Glauca.
Yo Soy Maíz
RAPAM ( Pesticide Action Network Mexico)
Consumidores Conscientes
Somos Sur y Colectivo YO SOY SEMILLA y Bolivia Libre de Transgenicos
Programa de Asistencia Agrobioenergetica al Campesino
El Q’epi del trueque Bolivia
ENTS
Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales
Universidad Mayor de San Andres
RAIS IXCAN
Comité Nacional de Defensa de la Democracia  CONADE
Comité Nacional de Defensa de la Democracia CONADE
Berdeak Equo
Universidad de Antioquia
Colectivo VientoSur
Ecologistes en Acció Catalunya
Associació Silene
@blogsostenible
Verdes EQUO
350 Butte County
350.org
AbibiNsroma Foundation
abie raynsford
Acción Ecológica
ActionAid USA
AEREN, ASPO SPAIN
ASEED Europe
Asociación Touda
Athens County’s Future Action Network, acfan.org
Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
Biofuelwatch
Bromley Friends of the Earth
Butte County Local Food Network
Casa Baltimore Limay
Chase Environmental Action Group
Corporate Europe Observatory
Dogwood Alliance
Earth Education League
Earth Thrive
Eastern Cherokee Organization
Endorois Welfare Council
ETC Group
Family Farm Defenders
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Farmworker Association of Florida
Food & Water Watch
Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition
Friends of the Siberian Forests
GE Free Comox Valley
Genderccsa
GJEP
Global Reform
GMO Free CT
GMO Free Florida
GMO/Toxin Free USA
Haki Nawiri Afrika
Harmonic Garden
Hawai’i SEED
Homeopat Terje Wulfsberg
Human Nature
Idle No More Ontario
Indigenous Environmental Network
Innostus
Institute for Social Ecology
John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute
Justica Ambiental – JA!
Kenju no kai to protect the nature of Mt.Takao
Latin America Solidarity Committee
Liverpool Friends of The Earth
Lost Coast League
MAUSAM (Movement for Advancing Understanding of Sustainability And Mutuality)
Mid Suffolk District Council, Suffolk Tree Wardens
MMGGA
Moms Across America
Nature Canada
Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
Niagara Malt LLC
NICCA
No-More GMOs – Toronto
Noah’s Notes
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment(NACCE)
Northwest BC Coaltion for Alternatives to Pesticides
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
OLCA
Organic Consumer’s Association
pinecone books, etc
RESTORE: The North Woods
Round Mountain Music LLC
Rural Women NZ
Salmon Forever
Save Estonia’s Forests
SAVE THE PARK
Sequoia ForestKeeper®
Shawnee Forest Defense!
Shepton Farms Ltd
Sierra Club
SLB Designs
Spruill Farm Conservation Project
Tai Chi 4 LIFE
Terry A. Papiernik Therapeutic Counselling & Energy Therapy
TestBiotech
The European GMO-free Citizens
The Florida Keys Environmental Coalition
The Woodland League
The Enviro Show
Vermont National Lawyers Guild
Waterway Advocates
We the Patriots USA
Winterhawk Animal Consultations
WitchHaven Apothecary
Women of Color Global Women’s Strike
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