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Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release 7 June 2017 Concepción, Chile - Today the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción's Center for Biotechnology amidst...

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Welcome to the STOP GE Trees Indigenous People & Forests Blog

Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees will increase the damages caused by deforestation to indigenous people and their way of life. Here at the STOP GE Trees Indigenous People & Forests Blog, we will share news and reports of the struggles already faced by people who...

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“Fixing” Trees With Genetic Engineering

GE trees – touted as a high-tech fix for ecosystem and climate woes – are poised to create a treadmill of profitable problems 30 November 2022 Source: Watershed Sentinel by Lucy Sharratt The promise of a simple technological fix is compelling. Whether it is world...

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129 Groups Call on FSC to Uphold GE Trees Prohibition

129 environmental and social justice groups from 34 countries, including 10 FSC members, are calling on FSC to continue prohibiting the use of genetically engineered trees and to refrain from engaging with field experiments. Click here for the full list of...

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GE Trees Will Never Be Sustainable

GE Trees Will Never Be Sustainable

Trading in Forest Stewardship? 10 October 2022 Source: Counterpunch by Lucy Sharratt Forest Stewardship Council prepares to facilitate the global release of GE trees The release of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees is closer than it has ever...

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93 Groups Call on FSC to Uphold GE Trees Prohibition

93 Groups Call on FSC to Uphold GE Trees Prohibition

More than 90 environmental and social justice groups from 28 countries are calling on the Fores Stewardship Council to continue prohibiting the use of genetically engineered trees and to refrain from engaging with field experiments. Please see the full list of...

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Sign on to Tell the FSC NO to Genetically Engineered Trees!

For more than twenty years, a core policy of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been a prohibition on the commercial use of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees in its certification program – but this important ban is under threat. FSC’s ban...

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O FSC deve manter a proibição de árvores transgênicas

Por mais de vinte anos, uma política fundamental do Conselho de Manejo Florestal tem sido a proibição do uso comercial de árvores geneticamente modificadas em seu programa de certificação – mas esta importante proibição está ameaçada. A proibição de árvores GM pelo...

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Guest column: Restoring Brunswick’s American chestnut trees

Guest column: Restoring Brunswick’s American chestnut trees Portland Press Herald 4 Aug 2022 By Jim St. Pierre and Dennis Wilson For generations, American chestnut trees (Castanea dentata) fed people and wildlife throughout eastern North America. Up to 4 billion...

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