Listen: World Rainforest Movement’s Elizabeth Díaz on Genetically Engineered Trees

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show is Elizabeth Díaz of World Rainforest Movement, who is currently on local in Chile with a coalition united against genetically engineered trees. For the past 20 years… Read More

Forests at the Crossroads Interactive Poster Shows Dangers of GE Trees

Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Indigenous Environmental Network, created this interactive poster on GE trees titled ‘Forests at the Crossroads’  for the 2016 IUCN World Congress.    The poster can be seen at this link. The following is a sample of some… Read More

Pulp and Paper Industry a Culprit in Spread of Chilean Wildfires

The wildfires in Chile that killed at least 11 people have been fueled by plantations of non-indigenous forests, such as eucalyptus and pine, according to biologists. “About 42% of the forest fires are in plantation forests, which are like matchboxes,”… Read More

Will Donald Trump Impact Future of Genetically Engineered Trees?

After Six Years USDA, GE Tree Company ArborGen Fail to Launch GE Eucalyptus  New York (12 January 2017) – Tuesday, 17 January 2017, the eve of the new Trump Presidency, will mark six years since genetically engineered tree (GE)… Read More

Spread of Invasive GE Bentgrass Sign of Things to Come for GE Trees?

Scott’s creeping bentgrass is genetically engineered to withstand applications of Monsanto’s Roundup. GE bentgrass escaped from test trials in Oregon in 2003 and are still uncontained after years of eradication efforts. The USDA is considering deregulating creeping bentgrass, which… Read More

LISTEN: GMO Chestnuts Are Bad For Forests

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann provided the weekly Earth Minute segment for the Sojourner Truth Radio Show on Wednesday, discussing how genetically engineered American Chestnuts will be bad for forests if released into the wild. The Earth… Read More

Report: GMO Corn Consumed By Millions May Be Unsafe

This is yet another example of genetically engineered organisms having unintended and unpredictable impacts. It underscores the need to use the Precautionary Principle when dealing with all GMOs–forcing scientists and industry to PROVE these GMOs are safe BEFORE… Read More

Field Liberation Movement Gives Permit to Cut GE Tree Field Trial to Flemish Env Minister

  Climate false solutions, no thanks! Field Liberation Movement give permit to cut field trial of GMO trees to Flemish Environment Minister, Joke Schauvliege (Wetteren – 20th November 2016) At the end of the climate summit in Marrakesh,… Read More

Update on the Southeast Wildfires: ‘Worst I’ve Ever Seen’

‘The Worst I’ve Ever Seen’; Fires Sweep Through Southeastern U.S. November 14, 20165:27 PM ET by REBECCA HERSHER A satellite image shows smoke from wildfires burning in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia on Nov. 7. “No one can remember… Read More

Sonoma County Bans GMO Crops

A little good news out of the election mess: The Center for Food Safety celebrated a huge victory in Sonoma County, California, on Wednesday when voters approved a measure that will prohibit genetically engineered crops from being planted in the county. The… Read More