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GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees. Earth Island...
This article was the Editor's pick in The Ecologist. Tree biotech and the American chestnut The American chestnut is being used as a PR tool for winning over public opinion on the use of biotechnology as a 'tool of conservation'. The Ecologist By Rachel Smolker &...
The GE American Chestnut – Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Independent Science News, 11 June 2019: by Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. (Biofuelwatch) and Anne Petermann (Global Justice Ecology Project) About a century ago the American...
How the Ag-Biotech Industry is Attempting to Manipulate Public Opinion with Unproven Genetically-Engineered Chestnut Trees Source: Organic Insider 8 May 2019 In the 1800s, the American chestnut tree was the predominant species in the Eastern U.S. before blight wiped...
Dr. Rachel Smolker debates risks of deregulating GE American chestnut trees on NPR’s On Point Program
How GMOs Might Save The American Chestnut Tree This program aired 29 April 2019 and was hosted Meghna Chakrabarti. The program is heavily tipped in favor of the two men who speak in favor of using genetically engineering to make American chestnut trees blight...
Note: The assertion that the American chestnut could be restored using GE technologies is not at all certain. Tests have only been run for 12 or so years, while AC trees can live for over 200 years. How the engineered trait will behave in the future under various...
Earth Minute 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project, discusses the decision by two Board members of the American Chestnut Foundation to resign due to the the foundation's...
By Elaine Thompson Worcester Telegram & Gazette 28 March 2019 SPENCER – The president and a board member of the local chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation announced they are resigning to protest the organization’s support for genetically modified American...
KPFK FM – Los Angeles
SOJOURNER TRUTH SHOW “Earth Minute with Anne Petermann”
Chestnut Champions Resign Over GE Trees (April 19, 2019)
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)
SOJOURNER TRUTH SHOW “Earth Watch interview segment with guests provided by GJEP”
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)
ANNE PETERMANN ON GE TREES AND PLANTATIONS IN CHILE (April 21, 2017)
FELIPE GREZ MORENO ON OPPOSING GE TREES IN CHILE (June 23, 2017)
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)
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