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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 &...

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

The GE American Chestnut – Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Independent Science News, 11 June 2019: by Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. (Biofuelwatch) and Anne Petermann (Global Justice Ecology Project) About a century ago the American...

Organic Insider Takes on GE American Chestnut Trees

Organic Insider Takes on GE American Chestnut Trees

How the Ag-Biotech Industry is Attempting to Manipulate Public Opinion with Unproven Genetically-Engineered Chestnut Trees Source: Organic Insider 8 May 2019 In the 1800s, the American chestnut tree was the predominant species in the Eastern U.S. before blight wiped...

GE American chestnuts vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Sovereignty

Note: The assertion that the American chestnut could be restored using GE technologies is not at all certain.  Tests have only been run for 12 or so years, while AC trees can live for over 200 years.  How the engineered trait will behave in the future under various...

KPFK Earth Minute on Chestnut Advocates Resigning Over GE Trees

Earth Minute 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project, discusses the decision by two Board members of the American Chestnut Foundation to resign due to the the foundation's...

Chestnut champions quit to protest genetic engineering

Chestnut champions quit to protest genetic engineering

By Elaine Thompson Worcester Telegram & Gazette 28 March 2019 SPENCER – The president and a board member of the local chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation announced they are resigning to protest the organization’s support for genetically modified American...

PBS: USDA Could Lift Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Trees

PBS: USDA Could Lift Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Trees

While the idiocy and racism surrounding the president and white supremacists in Charlottesville, NC dominates the news cycle, PBS Newshour has included the USDA's push to approve genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in this week's '5 Important Stories You Might...