National Catholic Reporter Takes on GE Trees

Eucalyptus plantation in Brazil.  Photo: Petermann One year ago, on June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment. This ground breaking document addressed issues including GMOs and climate change – a first for the Catholic church…. Read More

Brazil Occupation: MST Landless Take Over Suzano and report environmental problems

Original post here: http://www.mst.org.br/2016/06/13/sem-terra-interrompem-atividades-da-empresa-suzano-e-denunciam-problemas-socioambientais.html Note: Suzano’s subsidiary FuturaGene won permission from the Brazilian Biosafety Commission in 2015 to produce GE eucalyptus plantations.  This is also mentioned below. The MST repudiates the agribusiness development model, which does not contribute to… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Settles Lawsuit With Defrauded Workers

ArborGen workers take confidential settlement over $53M verdict in compensation case David Wren, Post and Courier, Mar 24 2016 12:50 pm Summerville [SC]-based biotechnology firm ArborGen Inc., which had been ordered by a judge to pay $53 million to former… Read More

Host “Synthetic Forests” Film This March!

Download PDF copy of 8×10 Promotional Poster Here.  2015 was a busy year in our fight against the commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) Trees. From coordinating resistance on six continents against the commercial release of GE Trees in Brazil,… Read More

Analysis: EU Decision Process Hinders Use of Genetically Modified Trees

By Anne Petermann  In this confused little piece, GE tree researchers in the EU arguing for more lax regulations on GE trees also point out why more stringent requirements are needed. The article point outs, for example, that… Read More

Scientist who discovered GMOs cause tumors wins lawsuit

Top Photo: anti-Monsanto protest in Asuncion, Paraguay, 2014.  Photolangelle.org   A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors. March-against-monsanto.com… Read More

Monsanto’s glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history, study says

Monsanto’s glyphosate is now most heavily used weed-killer in history, according to a new study. A paper published Feb. 2, 2016 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe reports that 18.9 billion pounds (8.6 billion kilograms) of glyphosate have… Read More

Ministry Ignores Thousands of Public Submissions on Genetically Engineered Trees

 This release from late 2015 comes from GE Free NZ and Rage Inc. The release illustrates how widespread the threat of genetically engineered trees has become around the world. An update by the Ministry of Primary Industries evaluation of… Read More

Study: plantation expansion worse for forests than logging

GE tree company ArborGen’s motto is “more wood less land”.  They insist that their faster growing GE and other trees will take the pressure off of forests by increasing the harvest per acre of land. This study puts… Read More

EU considers excluding gene-edited plants and animals from GM regulations

Campaign to STOP GE Trees Board Member and Scientific Advisor Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher recently published an article titled, “GM 2.0? ‘Gene-editing’ produces GMOs that must be regulated as GMOs” in tandem with Janet Cotter for TheEcologist.org. The article covers… Read More