On Tuesday 26 May, filmmakers Alan Dater (left) and Lisa Merton (center) interviewed Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director/Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Coordinator Anne Petermann (right) about the dangers of GE trees for their new film on wood-based bioenergy. The filming took place at the GJEP office in Buffalo, NY.
Petermann described in depth many of the social and ecological threats posed by genetically engineered trees, and how the drive to manufacture supposedly “renewable” energy from trees is pushing this technology. This was the first of the interviews the filmmakers plan to conduct with experts on wood-based bioenergy and its impacts.
Dater and Merton previously directed and co-produced the award-winning documentary Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai http://www.