Rachel Smolker, Ph.D.

rachel150x150Co-director, Biofuelwatch

Rachel Smolker is a co-director of Biofuelwatch, and an organizer with Energy Justice Network. She has researched, written. and organized extensively on the impacts of biofuels and bioenergy on land use, forests, biodiversity, food, people’ and the climate. She also works with various coalitions including the Mobilization for Climate Justice, Climate Justice, Now and others opposing market-based solutions to climate change and other “false solutions.” Learn More

New Zealand: Will GE Trees bring economic suicide?

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:06 am Press Release: GE Free NZ The Ministry of Primary industries is in its final consultation meetings in the South Island and is now calling for submissions* on the National Environmental Standards on Plantation… Read More

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The Earth’s Energetic Imbalance and GE Trees

One of the major driving forces for GE Tree development is their future use for bioenergy–either burned directly as biomass or digested for the production of liquid biofuels. Many argue this is the solution to our energy needs… Read More

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Stealth legislation on GE Trees in New Zealand?

The government of New Zealand are being accused of legislating by stealth by tearing down local protections that prohibit GMOs and GE Trees. The proposed National Environment Standard on Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) would loosen restrictions on genetically modified pine… Read More

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