2 March 2015
Emergency Global Day of Action Planned on Four Continents to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees
Protests Tuesday To Demand Brazil Reject GMO Trees at Upcoming Biosafety Meeting
New York – Protests at Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in cities across the globe  are scheduled for Tuesday 3 March in opposition to genetically engineered (GE) trees. The groups will also deliver letters of protest to the Consular officials in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The Emergency Global Day of Action was called last week by the international Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees in response to an announcement that the Brazilian National Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) are considering approving an industry request to legalize GE eucalyptus plantations at a meeting in Brasilia on Thursday 5 March.
The actions will take place in solidarity with social movements and organizations in Brazil that oppose the commercialization of GE trees and who are expected to rally outside of the Brasilia meeting on Thursday.
Last fall when CTNBio held a public hearing on FuturaGene’s request, organizations around Latin America and the world signed letters of protest, delivered to CTNBio by La Via Campesina and the MST (Brazil Landless Workers’ Movement).
Spokespeople will be available for comment.