Submit a Public Comment: Tell The USDA to Reject GE American Chestnut Trees

Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Resistant Darling 58 American Chestnut Learn more about the issues and concerns of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree here. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry… Read More

In Reconsidering ‘Normalcy’ Genetically Engineered Trees Do Not Belong

Photo: Langelle/GJEP Moms Across America 10 July 2020 Theresa Church The global pandemic of Covid-19 has challenged the notion of business as usual and exposed a systemic crisis rooted in capitalism and the neoliberal economic model. The pandemic… Read More

New GE Trees 3 Minute Video

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GE American Chestnut is Trojan Horse bound to Fail: Response to NYT Magazine article

These wild American chestnuts are growing on Dr. Smolker’s land.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP by Dr. Rachel Smolker, Co-Director, Biofuelwatch The article “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin in today’s New York Times Magazine, did… Read More

GJEP Responds to NYT Magazine Article Promoting GE Trees

Forests and communities across the Eastern US would be threatened if researchers win US government approval to release GE trees into them. Photo: Petermann Get involved and learn about the campaign to protect forests and communities from the… Read More

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse’s – Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, which is developing genetically engineered chestnut trees… Read More

The Washington Post Runs Article on the American Chestnut

Blight wiped out the American chestnut. Parallel efforts are close to bringing it back. The Washington Post December 18, 2019 Adrian Higgins It is hard to overstate the value and cultural importance of the American chestnut tree for… Read More

Release: Experts Discuss Dangers of GE Chestnut

   “Experts Discuss Dangers of Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Release” For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Steve Taylor (314) 210 1322  New York – December 5th, In advance of the public release of a petition requesting unprecedented USDA permission for… Read More

GJEP Responds to Pro-GE Tree Article in Pacific Standard

A Controversial Tree? For Good Reason A Response to the article “The Most Controversial Tree in the World” by Rowan Jacobsen printed in the Pacific Standard 4 September 2019 By Anne Petermann, GJEP Executive Director “Industry is using… Read More

New GJEP Report Slams Proposals to Prolong Capitalism Using Trees & Green Profit Schemes

Trees to Solve the World’s Problems? From Genetically Engineered Trees for the Bioeconomy – to the Trillion Tree Proposal and Business for Nature Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português By Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle, Global Justice… Read More