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

GE American Chestnuts: Save the forest by destroying it?

  A handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree which they hope to release throughout the forests of the Appalachians and the Eastern US. Indigenous Peoples, scientists and others are raising alarms about the risks… Read More

Report backs from the UN Climate COP in Paris

Here you will find the latest analysis from the UN Climate Conference in Paris last December on our Paris Climate COP blog page. Stay tuned for more alternative viewpoints and analysis of the conference and its outcomes. To read the posts, click… Read More

GE Trees Fall: From GE Trees Action Camp to Protest at ArborGen to PNW Tour

Photo: Participants during workshop at the Southeast GE Trees Action Training Camp. GJEP Launched “GE Trees Fall” with a series of events beginning on September 24th with a Southeast GE Trees Direct Action Training Camp near Asheville,… Read More

Globalization Gone Mad: Help Stop Devastating Canal in Nicaragua

Photo: Panga on the Rio Pis Pis in the Bosawas Rainforest of Nicaragua. Dear friends, Please sign the petition below to stop a massive canal being built through Nicaragua. Since 1997 GJEP and our predecessor organization ACERCA have… Read More

Report Backs from the Global Days of Action Against GE Trees

Protests against genetically engineered trees happened at Brazilian Embassies and Consulates all over the world–on six continents–over March and April of this year to tell the Brazilian government to reject FuturaGene’s GE eucalyptus trees.  Check out some of these… Read More

Asunción Declaration: A Resounding Global NO to GE Trees

Asunción Declaration Rejects all Genetically Engineered Trees A Resounding NO to GE Trees Declaración de Asunción Rechazo a todos los Árboles Genéticamente: Un NO Rotundo a los Árboles GM (PDF) Declaração de Asunción rejeita todas as árvores geneticamente… Read More

78 Scientists Warn US EPA About Impacts from Wood Burning

A recent letter signed by 78 scientists, warns the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the environmental impacts of burning trees for electricity, including rapid acceleration of deforestation globally, and increases in CO2 emissions.  While not specifically mentioning genetically engineered trees, the letter can… Read More

Breaking: Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

Photo: GJEP and allies protest the Tree Biotechnology 2013 Conference. Take Action! Click here The International Campaign to STOP GE Trees, Dogwood Alliance & Biofuelwatch Groups Condemn US for Bowing to Industry, Ignoring Widespread Public Opposition New York (29… Read More

Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees: GE Trees, Another Form of Colonization

Indigenous Environmental Network and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees Qualla Boundary, North Carolina (13 Oct, 2014) – In the shadow of Columbus Day and the legacy of colonization in the Americas, the Indigenous Environmental Network [1] and Eastern Band… Read More