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

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

Chilean Wildfire Photo Essay Published by PuroChamuyo.com

Symbolic Chilean flag flies in a pine plantation. Photo by Orin Langelle A photo essay by Orin Langelle on the damaging impacts of Chilean wildfires was recently published in Spanish by PuroChamuyo.com. Langelle, Strategic Communications Director for Global… Read More

Plantations Save the Day! (Or not…); Plantaciones Salvan el Dia! (O nó …)

Traducción al español después de inglés   Fernando Raga representing CORMA at the IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, speaking in the session called “Chilean Forestry and the Adoption of New Technologies.” (Fernando Raga, en representación de CORMA, en la… Read More

LISTEN: GE Free New Zealand’s Claire Bleakley on Threat of GE Trees in Chile

New Zealand’s Earthwise radio show, which airs on Plains FM 96.9, recently interviewed Claire Bleakley of GE-Free New Zealand on her participation with the Campaign to STOP GE Trees visiting Chile in March. Here is an excerpt of Bleakley’s report… Read More

WATCH: MST Militant on Taking Back Land from Plantations in Brazil

The following trailer and the full video are in Portuguese, with Spanish spoken translation and English subtitles.  El preestreno y el video completo están en Portugués, con traducción en vivo al Español, y con subtítulos en Inglés.  A pré-estreia e o… Read More

LISTEN: Anne Petermann on GE Trees and Plantations in Chile

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 recently traveled to Chile to help investigate the impacts tree plantations are having on native… Read More

Earth Minute: Chile – GE Trees, Plantations and Pinochet

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann recently traveled to Chile to help investigate the impacts tree plantations are having on native people and the potential impacts of genetically engineered trees in that region on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show… Read More

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