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Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

GE Trees Protest in Myrtle Beach. Photo: GJEP (2016) Poplar plantations are known to emit a chemical called isoprene that contributes to air pollution. Researchers claim they have genetically engineered a new poplar tree that eliminates isoprene production, but offer...

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Planting Trees is Only a Good News Story if it’s Done Right

Ancient Araucaria forest in Chile. Photo: Petermann, 2004 The Guardian December 25, 2019 Bibi van der Zee A few years ago I went to the Kilombero valley in Tanzania to find out why the elephants there had disappeared. It was still beautiful; a long, green plain with...

The Washington Post Runs Article on the American Chestnut

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for those who came before us. The...

Why ‘GE’ Chestnut Trees Should Remain Cloistered

Guest Appearance: Why 'GE' chestnut trees should remain cloistered Finger Lakes Times December 15, 2019 Brian Caldwell of Hemlock Grove Farm WEST DANBY, Tompkins County — Scientists at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are leading an effort...

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Moms Across America November 23, 2019 Theresa Church and Ruddy Turnstone While the season of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is upon us, the public comment period for the genetically engineered American chestnut (GE AC) is imminent. The request to commercialize...

Release: Experts Discuss Dangers of GE Chestnut

   "Experts Discuss Dangers of Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Release" For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Steve Taylor (314) 210 1322 New York – December 5th, In advance of the public release of a petition...

CRISPR Inventor Calls for Regulation

"CRISPR Cas9" by National Institutes of Health (NIH) is licensed under CC PDM 1.0 One of CRISPR’s inventors has called for controls on gene-editing technology MIT Technology Review November 15, 2019 Antonio Regalado Jennifer Doudna says governments need to pay more...