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Tree Plantations and Industrial Forestry

Science Says Burning Trees Is A False Climate Solution

Science Says Burning Trees Is A False Climate Solution

Photo: Logging devastation in Mapuche Territory (Chile). Langelle/GJEP GE trees are being heavily promoted as a false climate solution. Genetically engineered trees are being developed for use in biomass plantations to be burned for electricity.  Other GE trees are...

Commercial Timber Industry Under Fire

Commercial Timber Industry Under Fire

Eucalyptus plantations in South Africa are nicknamed "green cancer" because the spread uncontrollably and destroy everything they touch. South Africa is one of the countries looking into the possibility of GE tree plantations in the future. (2003) Photo:...

Monsanto Knew Dicamba Would Cause Damage

Monsanto Knew Dicamba Would Cause Damage

We cannot be surprised that capitalism has failed to keep people safe in the face of a global pandemic , when large corporations like Monsanto are allowed to ignore public safety, as with the government approving this dangerous pesticide despite Monsanto knowing its...

What Could Be Wrong About Planting Trees?

What Could Be Wrong About Planting Trees?

What could be wrong about planting trees? The new push for more industrial tree plantations in the Global South World Rainforest Movement 23 March 2020 What could be wrong about planting trees? Haven’t communities around the world been planting a diversity of trees...

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

Rodolphe Barrangou reveals the nightmare of his CRISPR world. photo: Langelle/GJEP Trees to Solve the World’s Problems? From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o...

Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

Scientists Claim to Engineer Pollution-Free Poplar Tree

GE Trees Protest in Myrtle Beach. Photo: GJEP (2016) Poplar plantations are known to emit a chemical called isoprene that contributes to air pollution. Researchers claim they have genetically engineered a new poplar tree that eliminates isoprene production, but offer...

Logging Affects Forests Ability to Regenerate in Canada

Long-term damage from logging hits ability of Canada's forests to regenerate The Guardian December 4, 2019 Leyland Cecco Canada’s logging industry has a larger and more damaging impact on forest health than previously thought, a new report has found, casting doubt on...