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

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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An Urgent Plea from Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The following press release from PLANT (Partners for the Land & Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples) focuses on the rights of traditional and indigenous communities being trampled by powerful agri-business ​lobbyists​ and their politician​ allies​ in ​Brazil’s ​Congress, who want to make changes to the Constitution… Read More

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