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Gene Editing

What Could Be Wrong About Planting Trees?

What Could Be Wrong About Planting Trees?

What could be wrong about planting trees? The new push for more industrial tree plantations in the Global South World Rainforest Movement 23 March 2020 What could be wrong about planting trees? Haven’t communities around the world been planting a diversity of trees...

Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges

Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges

Photo: Langelle/GJEP Trump's move to allow GMO crops in wildlife refuges is not unexpected with the administration already reversing wildlife refuge prohibition. Last Fall the Center for Food Safety sued over the withdrawal of the prohibition. The case is ongoing. If...

WRM: March 8 | Women’s Day

WRM: March 8 | Women’s Day

Women Traditional Healers – Amador Hernandez, Chiapas, Mexico (2011). Photo: Langelle World Rainforest Movement 7 March 2020 Women, particularly those who depend on forests for their livelihoods and sustenance, face many struggles. Women often lead various types of...

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

American chestnut tree in Vermont. Photo: Petermann The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse's - Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project,...

Yet more problems with CRISPR – with consequences for food safety

GMWatch 22 February 2020 Things go wrong "more often than you would think" – scientist commenting on unwanted duplications of genetic insertions Adding to the list of problems that can occur with CRISPR, a new study shows that when the CRISPR/Cas system was used in an...

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

One Trillion Trees To Solve The World’s Problems?

Rodolphe Barrangou reveals the nightmare of his CRISPR world. photo: Langelle/GJEP Trees to Solve the World’s Problems? From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o...

Another Major Unintended Effect From CRISPR

Another Major Unintended Effect From CRISPR

Photo: GM Watch GM Watch 11 January 2020 Claire Robinson A new study reveals yet another major unintended effect from the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool – with potentially serious implications for the food safety of gene-edited plants. The study found that CRISPR-Cas9...