USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More

Statement: Near Unanimous Public Rejection of GE Trees in US

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees  Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network 19 July 2017 New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to… Read More

Fight Against GE Eucalyptus in US Gets Major Media Coverage

Major news outlets are reporting on the news that over 250,000 signatures have been collected telling the USDA to not approve genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. RT.com interviewed Campaign to STOP GE Trees coordinator Anne Petermann for their feature: Petermann said… Read More

Listen: Anne Petermann on Over Quarter Million Signatures Against GE Eucalyptus

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann was this week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show hosted by Margeret Prescod. Petermann and Prescod discussed that well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 6, 2017   Contact: Center for Food Safety: pr@centerforfoodsafety.org, +1.202.547.9359 Tess Ipolito, Global Justice Ecology Project and Campaign to STOP GE Trees tess@globaljusticeecology.org +1.716.867.4080   Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered… Read More

LISTEN: The Dangers of GE Eucalyptus Plantations on WORT-FM

GJEP’s Anne Petermann was a guest this week on WORT-FM’s Buzz program, discussing the dangers of genetically modified eucalyptus trees. From WORT-FM: You’ve heard of genetically modified crops — corn, cotton, soybeans, potatoes — engineered to be herbicide and pest… Read More

LISTEN: Raging Wildfires in Portugal, Exotic Plantations to Blame

Non-Native Eucalyptus Plantations, Not Forests, Caused the Disaster in Portugal Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Portugal that were caused by non-native eucalyptus plantations on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for last week’s Earth… Read More

Portugal’s Wildfires: A Result of the Timber Industry

Youtube/GoNews Note/Nota: Em português depois do inglês / En español, después de inglés y portugués Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while trying… Read More

Organizational Sign-ons Needed to STOP GE Eucalyptus Before JULY 5

In the wake of the tragic eucalyptus fires in Portugal that killed more than 60 people and devastating eucalyptus fires in Chile in January, we are asking organizations to help keep a similar disaster from happening in the… Read More