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

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

Forests at the Crossroads Interactive Poster Shows Dangers of GE Trees

Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Indigenous Environmental Network, created this interactive poster on GE trees titled ‘Forests at the Crossroads’  for the 2016 IUCN World Congress.    The poster can be seen at this link. The following is a sample of some… 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

US Southeast: Droughts + Pipelines + GE Trees = Firestorms

Across the US Southeast, wild forests are burning.  A devastating drought across the region has left the forests in the region vulnerable to fire.  Under normal conditions, the region’s forests have been compared to rain forests because they are… Read More

ALERT: Strategy Meeting to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Taking Place in Myrtle Beach

ALERT: Strategy Meeting to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees Taking Place in Myrtle Beach List of Experts Available for Interviews Provided Below   North Myrtle Beach –Indigenous peoples, scientists, lawyers and environmental experts will gather in North Myrtle Beach, SC over October… Read More

Will We Soon Have Genetically Engineered Forests?

Originally published by Testbiotech: In China, the US and Sweden, new methods of genetic engineering such as CRISPR are being used on forest trees. The first field trials are planned to take place in Sweden with genetically engineered poplars… 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