UN CBD Briefing on Genetically Engineered Trees: Abide by the COP decision IX/5 (1)

All parties must apply the Precautionary Approach regarding transgenic trees. Download the PDF: Briefing on GE Trees Genetically engineered (GE/GM) trees represent a particular kind of threat to biodiversity, forest ecosystems and to indigenous peoples and local communities. However,… Read More

Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

Frank Billie of the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation from Florida.

GE Trees, Another Form of Colonization Indigenous Environmental Network and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees October 13, 2014 Qualla Boundary, North Carolina–In the shadow of Columbus Day and the legacy of colonization in the Americas, the Indigenous Environmental Network… Read More

Nature journal covers GE Trees Public Hearing in Brazil

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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

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

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

Open letter to CTNBio to reject GE trees in Brazil

The Campaign to STOP GE Trees including Biofuelwatch, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, World Rainforest Movement Statement in Support of the “Open Letter to CTNBio”: The Campaign to Stop GE Trees, an international coalition founded… Read More

The Defender: Genetically Engineered Trees On the Horizon?

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Read Anne Petermann’s article, ‘Effort to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees in the US Takes Off!‘ in The Defender.  The Defender is the quarterly newsletter of Family Farm Defenders.      

GMO tree plan grows controversy in Espanola, New Mexico

Poplar trees

Albuquerque Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 | By Mark Oswald | A scientist from Washington State University wants to plant genetically engineered poplar trees along the Rio Grande on the north side of Española that will produce 2-phenylethanol,… Read More

Forest scientists seek help with new Eucalyptus pest

March 11, 2014. Source: Farmer’s Weekly A new pest of commercial Eucalyptus trees appears to have made its way to South Africa. While forest scientists have yet to confirm the pest’s identity, initial indications are that it may… Read More