News & Media Coverage
New York Times: The first GE Trees have been planted in a U.S. Forest
New York Times: For the First Time, Genetically Modified Trees Have Been Planted in a U.S. Forest Summary of Article: On Monday February 13, 2023, nearly 5,000 GE trees were planted in a U.S. Forest. The modified poplars, planted in Georgia on private land, were...
GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot
GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot The Capital Press article mentioned below reviews two approaches to reviving the American Chestnut tree, hybridization and genetic engineering. It notes that genetic engineering is not a silver bullet and...
Wrench in the Gears discusses the Roots of the GE Chestnut Tree
who is funding the transgenic American chestnut and why? In the following pages an attempt will be made to, first, briefly set the record straight that the American chestnut never actually disappeared and there is no urgent impending emergency justifying the use of genetic engineering. And second, to discuss the money and broader agendas of the individuals and organizations behind the development of the transgenic chestnut tree more at length.
Pacifica Radio Feature on Dangers of GE Chestnut
Stop the release of genetically engineered trees into wild forests across the eastern US.
“Fixing” Trees With Genetic Engineering
GE trees – touted as a high-tech fix for ecosystem and climate woes – are poised to create a treadmill of profitable problems 30 November 2022 Source: Watershed Sentinel by Lucy Sharratt The promise of a simple technological fix is compelling. Whether it is world...
GE Trees Will Never Be Sustainable
Trading in Forest Stewardship? 10 October 2022 Source: Counterpunch by Lucy Sharratt Forest Stewardship Council prepares to facilitate the global release of GE trees The release of genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) trees is closer than it has ever...
Experts Sound Alarm Over ‘Growing Threat’ of Genetically Engineered Trees
"Development of genetically engineered trees is advancing despite the serious risks to our forests and continued opposition around the world," said one advocate. Source: Common Dreams, September 28, 2022 A report published Wednesday exposes the "growing threat" of...
Organizations Demand FSC Stop Genetically Engineered Tree Risks to Forests
Español abajo, Portugués abajo For Immediate Release Organizations Globally Demand Forest Stewardship Council Protect Forests from Genetically Engineered Trees New York, 15 December 2021–The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), one of the world’s largest forest...
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)
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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