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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. Biotechnology May Derail Natural Initiatives Anne Petermann wrote in the Scranton Times-Tribune that planting these genetically altered trees opens the door for...

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...

NY Times Magazine Promotes GE Trees – We Set the Record Straight

By Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project An article printed in today’s New York Times Magazine, “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin, is a disappointing piece of questionable journalism. In this...

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

American chestnut tree in Vermont. Photo: Petermann The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse's - Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project,...

NPR’s Short Wave Podcast Mentions Campaign

On 20 December 2019 NPR's Short Wave podcast released the episode "What Happened to the American Chestnut Tree?" The campaign's opposition to the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut is mentioned at the following time stamps: 11:22 "In March, two members of...

Radio:

KPFK FM – Los Angeles

SOJOURNER TRUTH SHOW “Earth Minute with Anne Petermann & Theresa Church”

Monoculture Tree Plantations (Sept. 24, 2020)

Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees (Sept. 16, 2020)

Chestnut Champions Resign Over GE Trees (April 19, 2019)

Biofuels, Carbon Offsets Are False Solutions for ‘Green’ Air Travel  (April 3, 2018)

GE TREES WON’T SOLVE FORESTS’ HEALTH CRISIS(April 3, 2018)

GMO CHESTNUT A DANGER TO OUR FORESTS (Jan. 4, 2018)

CHILEAN PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY TAKING HEAT FOR WILDFIRES (Feb. 3, 2017)

CHILE – GE TREES, PLANTATIONS AND PINOCHET (April 12, 2017)

RAGING WILDFIRES IN PORTUGAL, EXOTIC PLANTATIONS TO BLAME (June 27, 2017)

EARTH WATCH: OLIVER MUNNION ON PORTUGAL WILDFIRES (June 30, 2017)

ANNE PETERMANN ON OVER QUARTER MILLION SIGNATURES AGAINST GE EUCALYPTUS (July 7, 2017)

SOJOURNER TRUTH SHOW “Earth Watch interview segment with guests provided by GJEP”

BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network Discusses Opposition to GE Trees (Sept. 24, 2020)

Oliver Munnion on the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations (Sept. 17, 2020)

Anne Petermann on Stopping the Impacts of Industrial Tree Plantations in Brazil (April 17, 2019)

Earth Watch: BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network on Upcoming Forest & Climate Convergence (March 23, 2019)

Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch on Deforestation Spikes in Brazil (November 30, 2018)

Rachel Smolker On Biofuels & Their Environmental Impact (November 9, 2018)

ARLEY DIAZ OF FANG COLLECTIVE ON ALLIANCE TO MOBILIZE THE RESISTANCE (April 20, 2018)

MILA DE MIER ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA (April 2, 2018)

CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT DR. JULIETTE ROONEY-VARGA DISCUSSES PROBLEMS WITH WOOD BIOENERGY (Jan. 26, 2018)

WORLD RAINFOREST MOVEMENT’S ELIZABETH DÍAZ ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES (March 24, 2017)

ANNE PETERMANN ON GE TREES AND PLANTATIONS IN CHILE (April 21, 2017)

FELIPE GREZ MORENO ON OPPOSING GE TREES IN CHILE (June 23, 2017)

Other Radio

WERU-FM – Bangor: RadioActive show with Meredith Francesco (Nov. 22, 2016)

Anne Petermann as guest on climate solutions, GE trees.

KWMR FM – Vermont: ‘Post Carbon Radio’ (Jan. 10, 2017)

Anne Petermann, Orin Langelle interview about genetically engineered trees.

WORT-FM Madison, WI: Is Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Coming To The U.S.? (June 29, 2017)

Anne Petermann interviewed about genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.

WORT-FM Madison, WI: Genetically Engineered Trees Opposed

Interview with Anne Petermann on GE Eucalyptus petition drive. (Aug. 30, 2017)

KPFA 94.1 FM-Berkeley, CA: Warming Oceans and Mega-Storms & the Fight Against GE Trees (Oct. 23, 2020)

Broadcast of press conference put on by Stop GE Trees about opposing the deregulation of genetically engineered American chestnut trees.

 

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