NZ government receives 16K submissions against genetically engineered trees

  New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries has received over 16,550 submissions and petitions on the National Environment Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF).  All 16,000 submissions recommended the deletion of the clauses, inserted at the 11 hour, on genetically… Read More

GE Trees researchers look to solve corporate problems, not climate problems

GE Tree researchers claim that their work is being “strangled” by red tape due to the efforts of environmental campaigners, according to an article by Matt McGrath published by the BBC. The quoted researchers argue “there is too much concern… Read More

New Zealand: Will GE Trees bring economic suicide?

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:06 am Press Release: GE Free NZ The Ministry of Primary industries is in its final consultation meetings in the South Island and is now calling for submissions* on the National Environmental Standards on Plantation… Read More

The Earth’s Energetic Imbalance and GE Trees

One of the major driving forces for GE Tree development is their future use for bioenergy–either burned directly as biomass or digested for the production of liquid biofuels. Many argue this is the solution to our energy needs… Read More

GMO Inquiry 2015 investigates impacts of GMO crops and trees

GM crops wreak havoc with ecosystems and health Common Ground, June 2015 by Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network & Steering Committee Member, Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees GMO Inquiry 2015 is proceeding and has now… Read More

Analysis: How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down

  Today, in its article “How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down,” the Washington Post highlights the dangers of wood-based bioenergy and the subsidies that drive them–subsidies that have helped make the US “the… Read More

Think GE Trees Don’t Impact Your Food Supply? Think Again

In the wake of controversy surrounding Measure 2-89 in Benton County, Oregon there has been fear that the measure will also ban the genetic engineering of trees. Indeed it should. Vast GE Tree plantations in Oregon and Washington… Read More