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Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to GE Trees

0_w650_h230_s1From October 7th-9th, the Indigenous Environmental Network, who have joined the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Steering Committee, hosted an Indigenous Peoples’ Action Camp on GE trees in Cherokee, NC.

This Action Camp included workshops and presentations on the social and ecological threats posed by GE trees and the camp concluded with the creation of an Indigenous Peoples’ Declaration Against GE Trees. This is very important as future plans for GE trees in the US include planting them on and near Indigenous lands.

Read more here and find more photos on our blog, Climate Connections.

Tree Plantation. Photo: WRM

Groups unite to call on Brazil to deny application to legalize genetically engineered eucalyptus trees

4 September 2014 New York –Two letters [1, 2] signed by hundreds of organizations from around the world were delivered today to the Brazilian National Technical Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) calling on them to deny a pending request by the… Read More

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Nature journal covers GE Trees Public Hearing in Brazil

While this recent article in Nature ponders industry’s claims about the potential benefits of genetically engineered trees, the fact remains that thorough and independent risk assessments have been done. In fact, trees are so complex, as Steven Strauss… Read More

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IPS: U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of GE Trees

IPS: U.S., Brazil Nearing Approval of GE Trees

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