Press Coverage

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot The Capital Press article mentioned below reviews two approaches to reviving the American Chestnut tree, hybridization and genetic engineering. It notes that genetic engineering is not a silver bullet and...

Wrench in the Gears discusses the Roots of the GE Chestnut Tree

Wrench in the Gears discusses the Roots of the GE Chestnut Tree

who is funding the transgenic American chestnut and why? In the following pages an attempt will be made to, first, briefly set the record straight that the American chestnut never actually disappeared and there is no urgent impending emergency justifying the use of genetic engineering. And second, to discuss the money and broader agendas of the individuals and organizations behind the development of the transgenic chestnut tree more at length.

“Fixing” Trees With Genetic Engineering

GE trees – touted as a high-tech fix for ecosystem and climate woes – are poised to create a treadmill of profitable problems 30 November 2022 Source: Watershed Sentinel by Lucy Sharratt The promise of a simple technological fix is compelling. Whether it is world...

GE Trees Will Never Be Sustainable

GE Trees Will Never Be Sustainable

Trading in Forest Stewardship? 10 October 2022 Source: Counterpunch by Lucy Sharratt Forest Stewardship Council prepares to facilitate the global release of GE trees The release of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees is closer than it has ever...

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...