GE American Chestnut
White Paper, News and Resources to Take Action
White paper details issues & concerns of the GE American Chestnut
You can also read the Executive Summary
In addition to The Campaign to STOP GE Trees, Biofuelwatch and Global Justice Ecology Project, the network of groups collaborating to prevent the regulatory approval of GE trees in North America includes Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition and Shawnee Forest Defense.
For more information or to help stop the release of GE trees into the environment, please contact email@example.com.
Results from USDA latest public comment period
News & Analysis
Perilous Modification of the American Chestnut Tree: We cannot forget the lessons taken from Monsanto’s Bollgard failure
Background Information: The US government is considering whether to allow a genetically modified (GM) version of the American chestnut tree, called Darling 58, to be grown in the wild. The creators of Darling 58, citing conservation of the species, hope to win the...
The Wild American Chestnut Is On Its Way Back
The Wild American Chestnut Is On Its Way Back This article, written by Anne Petermann and Steve Taylor, originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Heartwood community's biannual newsletter Heartbeat. By Anne Petermann and Steve Taylor MAINE – On his land in...
PRESS RELEASE: Results from USDA’s Latest Public Comment Period on the GE American Chestnut Tree
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