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Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  08/08/2018 Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown Long-term risks and threats of GE trees remain unanswered Joint Statement from: Global Justice...

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release 7 June 2017 Concepción, Chile - Today the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción's Center for Biotechnology amidst...

Spread of GE Bentgrass Shows Potential Invasiveness of GE Trees

Spread of GE Bentgrass Shows Potential Invasiveness of GE Trees

Scott's creeping bentgrass is genetically engineered to withstand applications of Monsanto's Roundup. GE bentgrass escaped from test trials in Oregon in 2003 and are still uncontained after years of eradication efforts. The USDA is considering deregulating creeping...

Asunción Declaration Rejects GE Trees:  The Global Movement Grows

Asunción Declaration Rejects GE Trees: The Global Movement Grows

A Resounding NO to GE Trees Declaración de Asunción Rechazo a todos los Árboles Genéticamente: Un NO Rotundo a los Árboles GM (PDF) Declaração de Asunción rejeita todas as árvores geneticamente modificadas: Um esmagador NÃO às árvores transgênicas (PDF) We,...

Welcome to the STOP GE Trees Indigenous People & Forests Blog

Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees will increase the damages caused by deforestation to indigenous people and their way of life. Here at the STOP GE Trees Indigenous People & Forests Blog, we will share news and reports of the struggles already faced by people who...

The Wild American Chestnut Is On Its Way Back

The Wild American Chestnut Is On Its Way Back

The Wild American Chestnut Is On Its Way Back This article, written by Anne Petermann and Steve Taylor, originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Heartwood community's biannual newsletter Heartbeat. By Anne Petermann and Steve Taylor MAINE – On his land in...

New York Times: The first GE Trees have been planted in a U.S. Forest

New York Times: The first GE Trees have been planted in a U.S. Forest

New York Times: For the First Time, Genetically Modified Trees Have Been Planted in a U.S. Forest Summary of Article: On Monday February 13, 2023, nearly 5,000 GE trees were planted in a U.S. Forest. The modified poplars, planted in Georgia on private land, were...

Indigenous Environmental Network’s Comments to the USDA

The Indigenous Environmental Network "convenes local, regional and national meetings on environmental and economic justice issues, and provides support, resources and referral to Indigenous communities and youth throughout primarily North America – and in recent years...

Friend of the Earth, U.S. Comments to the USDA

Originally Posted January 13, 2023 Friends of the Earth, U.S. submits the following attachment representing 21,159 Friends of the Earth supporters. Friends of the Earth supporters strongly urge the USDA to reject the unrestricted planting of genetically engineered...

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot

GE chestnut trees underperform against phytophthora, a root rot The Capital Press article mentioned below reviews two approaches to reviving the American Chestnut tree, hybridization and genetic engineering. It notes that genetic engineering is not a silver bullet and...

Wrench in the Gears discusses the Roots of the GE Chestnut Tree

Wrench in the Gears discusses the Roots of the GE Chestnut Tree

Seeing the Forest Through the Transgenic Trees – Guest Post By Ben Note: Thanks to Ben for forwarding this article that takes a deep dive into the issues and forces behind the promotion of the genetically engineered American chestnut. Anyone interested to know how...

Pacifica Radio Feature on Dangers of GE Chestnut

Pacifica Radio Feature on Dangers of GE Chestnut

New Earth Watch: Why the USDA Must Reject Release of GE Trees in Wild Forests GE Trees Campaign Coordinator Anne Petermann was interviewed for an hour special on the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Los Angeles, syndicated to millions of listeners across the country. She...