NZ government receives 16K submissions against genetically engineered trees

  New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries has received over 16,550 submissions and petitions on the National Environment Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF).  All 16,000 submissions recommended the deletion of the clauses, inserted at the 11 hour, on genetically… Read More

GE Trees researchers look to solve corporate problems, not climate problems

GE Tree researchers claim that their work is being “strangled” by red tape due to the efforts of environmental campaigners, according to an article by Matt McGrath published by the BBC. The quoted researchers argue “there is too much concern… Read More

New Zealand: Will GE Trees bring economic suicide?

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:06 am Press Release: GE Free NZ The Ministry of Primary industries is in its final consultation meetings in the South Island and is now calling for submissions* on the National Environmental Standards on Plantation… Read 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

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

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

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

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

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

Corporate Greenwash in Tuscany

GE Trees protest 2013 Photo: Petermann

Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Corporate Greenwash in Tuscany IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference Denounced for Promoting GMO Trees New York (8 June 2015, 0:00 GMT) – From 8 to 12 June, Florence, Italy will be the host… Read More