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

GE Eucalyptus Trees Test Plots

[wpgmza id=”2″] Brewton, AL (Escambia County): This location had previously been used as an intensely managed pasture for more than 5 years and was planted with grasses suitable for cattle grazing. Site preparation involved herbicide application to remove… Read More

Genetically Engineered Trees and Bioenergy: A Growing Threat to Forests and Communities

Download our report on the status of GE tree research and development in the US:  Analysis of the State of GE Trees

Resources and Background Information Pertaining to GE Eucalyptus Lawsuit

Below you will find information and resources pertaining to the lawsuit filed by Global Justice Ecology Project, the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, the Center for Food Safety, Dogwood Alliance and the International Center for Technology Assessment… Read More

The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

“Eucalyptus is the perfect neoliberal tree.  It grows quickly, turns a quick profit in the global market and destroys the earth.”—Jaime Aviles, La Jornada On May 12th, 2010, the USDA approved a request by ArborGen, multi-national genetically engineered (GE)… 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