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Commercial Timber Industry Under Fire

Commercial Timber Industry Under Fire

Eucalyptus plantations in South Africa are nicknamed "green cancer" because the spread uncontrollably and destroy everything they touch. South Africa is one of the countries looking into the possibility of GE tree plantations in the future. (2003) Photo:...

Monsanto Knew Dicamba Would Cause Damage

Monsanto Knew Dicamba Would Cause Damage

We cannot be surprised that capitalism has failed to keep people safe in the face of a global pandemic , when large corporations like Monsanto are allowed to ignore public safety, as with the government approving this dangerous pesticide despite Monsanto knowing its...

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...