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

Pulp and Paper Industry a Culprit in Spread of Chilean Wildfires

The wildfires in Chile that killed at least 11 people have been fueled by plantations of non-indigenous forests, such as eucalyptus and pine, according to biologists. “About 42% of the forest fires are in plantation forests, which are like matchboxes,”… 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