GE American Chestnut

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White paper details issues & concerns of the GE American Chestnut

Download the major white paper Biotechnology For Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut. 

You can also read the Executive Summary

In addition to The Campaign to STOP GE TreesBiofuelwatch 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 NetworkIndigenous Environmental NetworkRural Coalition and Shawnee Forest Defense.

For more information or to help stop the release of GE trees into the environment, please contact theresa2@globaljusticeecology.org

News & Analysis

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...

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NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees Four members of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees) testified before the NAS about the social and ecological dangers of releasing GE trees into wild forests in 2018. From Nature: Transgenic trees face rocky path from farm to...

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