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Truthout Article on Potential Release of GE American Chestnut Tree

Truthout Article on Potential Release of GE American Chestnut Tree

Anne Petermann is the Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project. She has been working on issues related to protecting forests and defending the rights of Indigenous peoples since 1990 and co-founded the first global campaign against genetically engineered...

Release: Health Canada Proposes to Remove Regulation for Some GMOs

Release: Health Canada Proposes to Remove Regulation for Some GMOs

Lucy Sharratt is the Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), which brings together 16 groups to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN is a project on the shared platform of...

Into the Wild: GMOs head for the forest

Into the Wild: GMOs head for the forest

Lucy Sharratt is the Coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), which brings together 16 groups to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN is a project on the shared platform of...

WERU Interviews Members of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees

WERU Interviews Members of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees

Common Ground Radio 14 January 2021 Producer/host C.J. Walke interviewed members of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees to discuss the history of the American Chestnut tree in our eastern forests, genetic engineering of American chestnut trees and the social and economic...

SLAPP Lawsuit Against GE Tree Solidarity Group

In 2020, Rainforest Rescue helped the Campaign to Stop GE Trees secure more than 120,000 names opposing the genetically engineered American chestnut for the USDA comment period. They helped us and now it's our turn to help Rainforest Rescue stand up against...

WRM: Organized land theft for industrial tree plantations in Brazil

A note from Global Justice Ecology Project: Brazil is at the epicenter of targeted biomass production with plans to commercialize industrial plantations of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees, especially eucalyptus. As we can see in this article...

Fedco Weighs in on Consequences of GE American Chestnut

Fedco Weighs in on Consequences of GE American Chestnut

Dark Hort? More Questions than Answers Jen Ries, Fedco Trees Coordinator, on behalf of Fedco The chestnut, an iconic tree of the American landscape, is poised to become a different kind of icon of a new era. A petition has arrived at the USDA asking for the release of...