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Resources on GE Trees

Educate yourself with information about GE Trees (also called GM Trees)

We’ve compiled an international list of resources, starting with our steering committee’s organizations. While not complete and always growing, this is a great place to start learning about GE trees and the related issues of tree plantations and biofuels. (GE trees are also known as GMO trees, transgenic trees, genetically modified trees or GM trees.)

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) resources on GE trees (GMO trees)

World Rainforest Movement resources on tree plantations, GE trees and biofuels

BiofuelWatch resources on biofuels and GE trees (GMO trees)

BiofuelWatch report on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Resources From the Blog

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

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...

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Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released

Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released

Biotechnology for Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Download the 48 page white paper here: biotechnology-for-forest-health-test-case-american-chestnut-report-WEB Find the 2-page Executive Summary here:...

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Organic Insider Takes on GE American Chestnut Trees

Organic Insider Takes on GE American Chestnut Trees

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...

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GE American chestnuts vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Sovereignty

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...

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NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees Four members of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees) testified before the NAS about the social and ecological dangers of releasing GE trees into wild forests in 2018. From Nature: Transgenic trees face rocky path from farm to...

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