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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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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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AGRA Watch Report Exposes CAS & the Gates Foundation

AGRA Watch Report Exposes CAS & the Gates Foundation

People protesting Genetically Engineered Trees in front of the IUFRO conference. Photo: Langelle The Cornell Alliance for Science (CAS), funded by the Gates Foundation, promotes agribusiness and crop biotechnology, including genetically engineered (GE or genetically...

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EcoRI News Interviews Members of Stop GE Trees Campaign

EcoRI News Interviews Members of Stop GE Trees Campaign

The following article includes excerpts from Grace Kelly's interviews with Lois & Denis Melican, former members of MA/RI Chapter board of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), and Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project. Infighting...

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Researchers Working To Replace Nature One GMO At A Time

Medium 27 July 2020 Theresa Church The University of New England (UNE) is partnering with SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) to develop the first ever genetically engineered (GE) forest tree for release into the wild. UNE has a request pending...

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Bangor Daily New Publishes Op Ed on GE American Chestnut

Bangor Daily New Publishes Op Ed on GE American Chestnut

Genetically engineered trees do not belong in our forests Bangor Daily News 19 July 2020 Theresa Church The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a rare interlude to evaluate the notion of business as usual. It has exposed mounting flaws and inequalities as a result of the...

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Genetically Modified Chestnuts Imperil Forests

Genetically Modified Chestnuts Imperil Forests

On Saturday 7 July 2020, The Scranton Times Tribune ran an op ed by Anne Petermann, International Coordinator for the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees titled Genetically Modified Chestnuts Imperil Forests. The following is Peterman’s submission to the...

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