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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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CA Supreme Court Upholds Glyphosate Damage Lawsuit

CA Supreme Court Upholds Glyphosate Damage Lawsuit

Note: Recently, Brazil approved a glyphosate-resistant genetically engineered (GE), also called genetically modified (GM), eucalyptus developed by the FSC-certified company Suzano, for commercial growing. Engineering plants to resist glyphosate results in larger...

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NEW! FSC Petition Demands Strong GE Tree Ban: sign by Dec 14

NEW! FSC Petition Demands Strong GE Tree Ban: sign by Dec 14

Note: After numerous people contacted us about the convoluted and confusing nature of the Forest Stewardship Council's public consultation process, we created a petition to the FSC to enable more people to make their voices heard. From the petition: "The importance of...

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Urgent Alert! Tell FSC – KEEP GE TREES OUT OF OUR FORESTS!

Urgent Alert! Tell FSC – KEEP GE TREES OUT OF OUR FORESTS!

URGENT ALERT: TELL THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: GE Trees Can Never Be Sustainable! DEADLINE Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), one of the world's largest certifiers of “sustainably harvested wood”, is consulting the public on policy changes...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱Denis Melican

Faces Behind the Campaign︱Denis Melican

Meet the faces who make up the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Denis Melican is a member of the American Chestnut Cooperators Foundation and is also on the Campaign to STOP GE Trees North American Coordinating Committee. Here’s what he had to say about working with the...

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Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Climate Change

Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Climate Change

Genetically Engineered Trees: No Solution to Climate Change Árvores transgênicas não são solução para as mudanças climáticas Árboles transgénicos: No son solución al cambio climático  Les arbres génétiquement modifiés: ne sont pas une solution aux changements...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱Lois Breault-Melican

Faces Behind the Campaign︱Lois Breault-Melican

Meet the faces who make up the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Lois Breault-Melican is a member of the American Chestnut Cooperators Foundation and is also on the Campaign to STOP GE Trees North American Coordinating Committee. Here’s what she had to say about working with...

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URGENT ACTION ALERT: Tell USDA NO GE trees in our forests!

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Tell USDA NO GE trees in our forests!

  The USDA has opened up a second public comment period to seek input for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) they plan to prepare on whether or not to approve the GE American chestnut. We need to respond in force. The pro-GE tree side is mobilizing their...

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USDA’s actions on gene-edited approvals challenged in court

USDA’s actions on gene-edited approvals challenged in court

Center for Food Safety’s federal lawsuit says the exemptions for broad categories of GE crops risky. FarmProgress 6 Aug 2021 Jacqui Fatka In May 2020, the previous administration’s USDA issued its final rule to modernize agricultural biotechnology regulations. Of note...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱Steve Taylor

Faces Behind the Campaign︱Steve Taylor

Meet the faces who make up the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Steve Taylor is the Press Secretary of Global Justice Ecology Project and a member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees North American Coordinating Committee. Here’s what he had to say about working with the...

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Gene Drives – Engineering the Wild

Gene Drives – Engineering the Wild

Designed to push new genes through entire populations in the wild, gene drive technology raises serious questions about monitoring, reversibility, and human control of nature Watershed Sentinel 13 July 2021 By Lucy Sharratt So far, genetically engineered organisms...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱Rachel Smolker

Faces Behind the Campaign︱Rachel Smolker

Meet the faces who make up the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Rachel Smolker is the Co-director of Biofuelwatch and a member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees steering committee. Here’s what she had to say about her journey to working with the campaign.    ...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱Theresa Church

Faces Behind the Campaign︱Theresa Church

Meet the faces who support the Campaign to Stop GE Trees. Here’s what Theresa Church, Assistant Director of Global Justice Ecology Project, had to say about her journey to working with us.     What's your background? Professionally, I am the Assistant...

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Faces Behind the Campaign︱BJ McManama

Faces Behind the Campaign︱BJ McManama

Meet the faces who have supported the Campaign to Stop GE Trees. Here's what BJ McManama had to say about her journey to working with us. Every once in a while I get asked by people who don’t know me well, why I chose to be a full-time activist or, more accurately, a...

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