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

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil, in this case soya, and a clear indication of what the rural and indigenous peoples can expect if GE eucalyptus trees are released there. “Gunmen have attacked and… Read More

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Another GMO failure shows unpredictability of this dangerous technology

Time and time again we point out that genetically engineered trees will have widespread and unintended impacts that could lead to devastating consequences for forest biodiversity, soils, wildlife, water, not to mention the communities that depend on the… Read More

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Pope Francis Criticizes GMOs

Pope Francis heavily criticized GMOs in a draft of his major environmental document that was leaked Monday. You can find the full draft document here (In Italian): http://speciali.espresso.repubblica.it/pdf/laudato_si.pdf Note: Much of Pope Francis’ analysis below reflects many of the… Read More

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