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GE American Chestnut: news and info

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...

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...

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...

Read Our Comments Opposing Deregulation of Darling 58 American Chestnut

Read Our Comments Opposing Deregulation of Darling 58 American Chestnut

On October 19, 2020 the initial public comment period by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the petition for deregulation of Darling 58 genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) American Chestnut closed. Historically, there has been strong...

Release: Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes 

Release: Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes 

For Immediate Release: 10/20/2020 Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes  Groups Across North America Oppose Release of Genetically Engineered Trees  New York- On Oct. 19th the initial public comment period by the United States Department of Agriculture...

The Enviro Show Interviews Anne Petermann & Rachel Smolker

The Enviro Show Interviews Anne Petermann & Rachel Smolker

Greetings Earthlings. Perhaps you're familiar with the plight of the American Chestnut tree? It's a long sad tale and it may get even sadder soon. Dr. Rachel Smolker and Anne Petermann of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees join us to see the forest for the trees during...