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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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Fedco Weighs in on Consequences of GE American Chestnut

Fedco Weighs in on Consequences of GE American Chestnut

Dark Hort? More Questions than Answers Jen Ries, Fedco Trees Coordinator, on behalf of Fedco The chestnut, an iconic tree of the American landscape, is poised to become a different kind of icon of a new era. A petition has arrived at the USDA asking for the release of...

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Forests Are About to Become Genetically Modified

Below are excerpts from the 3 November 2020 publication in BM Global News. For the full story click here. Scientists Have Not Identified the Impact of GE Trees However, while the scientists told The New York Times they plan to submit a report to the FDA for judgment...

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Organic Grower Discusses Threats of GE American Chestnut

Organic Grower Discusses Threats of GE American Chestnut

There are increasing concerns by organic growers as to how the genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) American chestnut tree may endanger their certified organic status as chestnut growers. Brian Caldwell owner of Hemlock Grove Farm talks about his...

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Dogwood Alliance Joins in Opposition to GE American Chestnut

Dogwood Alliance Joins in Opposition to GE American Chestnut

Numerous environmental organizations representing millions of members have signed on in opposition to the proposal to spread genetically engineered chestnut trees into the wild. One organization is Dogwood Alliance, which works to protect southern forests across 14...

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The Enviro Show Interviews Anne Petermann & Rachel Smolker

The Enviro Show Interviews Anne Petermann & Rachel Smolker

Greetings Earthlings. Perhaps you're familiar with the plight of the American Chestnut tree? It's a long sad tale and it may get even sadder soon. Dr. Rachel Smolker and Anne Petermann of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees join us to see the forest for the trees during...

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