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GE American Chestnut

White Paper, News and Resources to Take Action

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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

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...

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Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released

Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released

Biotechnology for Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Download the 48 page white paper here: biotechnology-for-forest-health-test-case-american-chestnut-report-WEB Find the 2-page Executive Summary here:...

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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...

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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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