Brazil Photo Essay: A eucalyptus plantation from cradle to pulp mill

Photos and commentary by Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project (Exception: the last two photos are by GJEP Co-Director/Strategist Orin Langelle) In June 2011 the Tree Biotechnology Conference hosted by the International Union of Forest Research… Read More

Forests at the Crossroads Interactive Poster Shows Dangers of GE Trees

Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Indigenous Environmental Network, created this interactive poster on GE trees titled ‘Forests at the Crossroads’  for the 2016 IUCN World Congress.    The poster can be seen at this link. The following is a sample of some… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Promotes Unfair Labor Practices

Note: In an email dated 15 September 2016, Andrew Baum, President and CEO of ArborGen, urged people to contact their representatives to renew the H-2B Guestworker program’s “Returning Worker Exemption” which he called “a vital piece of legislation that… Read More

1999 Press Release Announces Joint Initiative that would become ArborGen

While Monsanto and ArborGen like to insist they have no formal connection to each other, the entity that would become ArborGen was announced on April 6, 1999 with a press release titled “Fletcher Challenge Forests, International Paper, Monsanto… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York (8 January 2016) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that… Read More

Action Alert! Support the Protest Against GE Trees at ArborGen

Early Monday morning, activists from around the Southeast and as far north as Maine converged on the global headquarters of genetically engineered tree giant ArborGen to tell them in no uncertain terms that they must tear down the… 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

Facts Sheets on GE Trees

Check out our fact sheets on three of the major hot spots (and species) for GE trees in the US!

UN Convention on Biological Diversity Briefing on GE Trees: Abide by the Previous 2008 Decision

Presented to the UNCBD Conference of the Parties in South Korea, October 15, 2014 All parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity must apply the Precautionary Approach regarding transgenic trees. Download the PDF: Briefing on GE Trees Genetically… Read More

Social & Ecological Impacts of Using Wood for Liquid Fuels

With concerns mounting about the competition between food and fuel due to crop-based agrofuels (large-scale, unsustainable biofuels), industry is heavily promoting fuel produced from woody sources such as trees as the solution to this conflict. Unfortunately, this is… Read More