News & Media Coverage
WERU Interviews Members of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees
Common Ground Radio 14 January 2021 Producer/host C.J. Walke interviewed members of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees to discuss the history of the American Chestnut tree in our eastern forests, genetic engineering of American chestnut trees and the social and economic...
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Highlights Former TACF Board Members Chestnut Work
Lois Melican and Denis Melican are American chestnut restoration activists and former Board members of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). In 2019, the Melicans made the decision to resign from TACF due to the organization's support for the unregulated planting...
Genetic engineering can save the American chestnut tree from a deadly fungus
Below is an excerpt from the 17 December 2020 publication in Massive Science. For the full story click here. If approved, the decision would be the first use of genetic engineering for the purpose of conservation, and has the potential to change eastern US forests if...
Efforts To Genetically Engineer American Chestnut Trees Draw Controversy
The majestic American chestnut was once common in forests in the eastern U.S., but a blight has killed billions of these giant trees. Researchers are moving forward with genetically-modified trees that will survive the blight. But as Julie Grant of The...
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. Scientists Have Not Identified the Impact of GE Trees However, while the scientists told The New York Times they plan to submit a report to the FDA for judgment...
Restoring The American Chestnut With Genetic Engineering Splits The Conservation Community
The Allegheny Front is a public radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania, Managing Editor, Julia Grant interviewed members of the STOP GE Trees Campaign about their opposition to Darling 58, a genetically engineered (GE or genetically...
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...
We Respond: Letter Published in New York Times Challenges Support for GE Trees
Global Justice Ecology Project, which coordinates the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, submitted the letter below to the New York Times Magazine–it was published in its print edition on Sunday, May 17th. The letter was submitted in response to a piece written by Gabriel...
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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