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

GE Trees protest 2013.  Photo: Petermann

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?


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

Action: USDA Public Comment Period on GMO ‘Coexistence’

February 4, 2014. Source: National Organic Coalition “Agricultural Coexistence” ≠ GMO Contamination Prevention USDA is asking for public comments on how agricultural “coexistence” (relationships between GMO and non-GMO farmers) can be strengthened. Comment deadline: March 4, 2014 Farmers & Handlers: Share your… Read More

Rose scent in poplar trees? WSU turns to genetic engineering

By Sandi Doughton, February 9, 2014. Source: Seattle Times Sniff the air around Norman Lewis’ experimental poplars, and you won’t pick up the scent of roses. But inside the saplings’ leaves and stems, cells are hard at work producing… Read More

Large Old Trees Grow Fastest, Storing More Carbon

Ben Young Landis and Nathan Stephenson, US Geological Survey January 15, 2014 THREE RIVERS, Calif, — Trees do not slow in their growth rate as they get older and larger — instead, their growth keeps accelerating, according to a study… Read More

Revitalizing Our Forests

by Bernd Heinrich December 20, 2013 Source: The New York Times Opinion Pages THIS Christmas season, I am roasting chestnuts by the fire. American chestnuts, to be exact. These nuts, once widespread, were almost wiped out by a… Read More