Anne Petermann is the Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project and the International Coordinator of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Petermann warns that approval of the plan to release genetically engineered (GE) American Chestnut trees will open the door for the use of GE trees in industrial tree plantations. Such plantations are already having devastating social and economic impacts around the world. Petermann discusses how adding GE trees will make them even more destructive.

Interview by Steve Taylor, Press Secretary of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees.