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NY Times Magazine Promotes GE Trees – We Set the Record Straight

NY Times Magazine Promotes GE Trees – We Set the Record Straight

By Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project An article printed in today’s New York Times Magazine, “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin, is a disappointing piece of questionable journalism. In this...

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

American chestnut tree in Vermont. Photo: Petermann The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse's - Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project,...

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...

The Ecologist Runs Article on Risks of GE American Chestnut Trees

The Ecologist Runs Article on Risks of GE American Chestnut Trees

This article was the Editor's pick in The Ecologist. Tree biotech and the American chestnut The American chestnut is being used as a PR tool for winning over public opinion on the use of biotechnology as a 'tool of conservation'. The Ecologist  By Rachel Smolker &...