Upcoming Events

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September 19-20: NYC Climate Convergence

Opening Plenary

Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7:00pm
St. Peter’s Church | 619 Lexington Avenue | Manhattan, NYC

Oscar Olivera: Bolivian water rights activist
Josua Mata: Philippine trade unionist leader
Erica Violet Lee: Idle No More
Immortal Technique: Revolutionary hip-hop legend
Anne Petermann: Global Justice Ecology Project
Nastaran Mohit: New York State Nurses Association

Land, Energy and the Green Economy Workshop

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 2:15-3:45 PM
St. John’s University | 51 Astor Pl Rm 110  | Manhattan NYC
Rachel Smolker, Anne Petermann, Jeff Conant | Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project

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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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