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GJEP has worked in solidarity with the MST in Brazil to stop the use of GE trees there since 2006.  We strongly oppose Brazil’s outrageous decision in 2015 to legalize genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.  Brazil’s irresponsible approval of this experimental tree is not only dangerous to forests and communities, but illegal. The MST are protesting some of the real consequences of the promotion of genetically engineered trees, the replacement of biodiversity with lifeless monocultures and the arrogance of multinationals as they disregard the rights of Indigenous and rural populations to clean water and clean soil.

All photos: MST Communication Group in Bahia

2015

CTNBio Meeting to Approve GE Trees Cancelled – FuturaGene Taken Over

 

On the morning of 5 March 2015, about  1,000 women of the MST occupied the Suzano company (parent corporation to GE tree company Futuragene) in Itapetininga, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Global Week of Actions Against GMO Trees in Brazil Ends in Success

2016

MST Women in Brazil Take Action Against Tree Plantations on International Women’s Day

2017

MST Militant on Taking Back Land from Plantations in Brazil

2018

Brazil: Militant Women Occupy Pulp Mill to Protest GE Trees, Tree Plantations

On 5 March 2018 more than one thousand women from the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) took over a pulp mill owned by Suzano Paper company in Mucuri, in Bahia, Brazil to protest the company’s large-scale, industrial eucalyptus plantations and future plans for genetically engineered (GE) trees.

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Pulp Mill Against GE Trees 

More from Int’l Women’s Day in Brazil: Women Occupy Suzano Land Against Plantations and GE Trees

 

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