URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… 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

Biotech, Paper Companies Agree To Grow More Resource Sucking Eucalpytus in Brazil

GE tree company ArborGen announced today that it is expanding its agreement with International Paper Brazil (IP).  IP will be granting ArborGen additional access to the library of IP’s Eucalyptus genetic material. Eucalyptus is the most widely planted hardwood… Read More

Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees  Company still hopes to develop GE eucalyptus trees for US plantations New York (31 March 2016) — After being found guilty late last year of using “trickery… Read More

Earth Minute: Anne Petermann on ArborGen’s $53.M legal fine

The regular “Earth Minute” segment returns to KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show, with Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann reporting on the latest developments in the environmental justice movement and highlighting the proliferation of false climate solutions. This week,… Read More

ArborGen investor’s stock tumbles after GE tree firm fined $81M

It’s more bad news for Arborgen now that investors in the genetically engineered tree company are facing plummeting stocks along with $81 M in fines after a court found the biotech firm had used trickery and deceit to defraud workers out of lucrative… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that it acted to use… Read More

Video: GJEP Activists Arrested at ArborGen World Headquarters Protesting Genetically Engineered Trees

VIDEO (Below)–Protesters arrested for highlighting concerns of a quarter of a million people who signed on to reject GE Trees, or protested GE trees on six continents in 2015 Ridgeville, SC (28 September 2015) — A plan by activists to inform Andrew Baum,… Read More

Activists Arrested at Genetic Engineering World Headquarters of ArborGen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Attempt made to inform ArborGen of quarter of a million petition signers rejecting GE Trees Ridgeville, SC (28 September 2015) — A plan by activists to inform Andrew Baum, President and CEO of ArborGen that over 250,000 people… Read More