News & Media Coverage
Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for those who came before us. The...
Guest Appearance: Why 'GE' chestnut trees should remain cloistered Finger Lakes Times December 15, 2019 Brian Caldwell of Hemlock Grove Farm WEST DANBY, Tompkins County — Scientists at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse are leading an effort...
Moms Across America November 23, 2019 Theresa Church and Ruddy Turnstone While the season of “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is upon us, the public comment period for the genetically engineered American chestnut (GE AC) is imminent. The request to commercialize...
GJEP Co-Founder Orin Langelle with wild American chestnut tree. Langelle is also a Steering Committee member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Photo: Petermann The GMO American Chestnut: Restoration of a Beloved Species or Biotech Trojan Horse? In These Times 16...
The GE American Chestnut: Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Counterpunch, 14 June 2019 by RACHEL SMOLKER – ANNE PETERMANN About a century ago the American chestnut tree was attacked by the introduced fungal pathogen...
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...
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)
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)
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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