LISTEN: GE Trees Won’t Solve Forests’ Health Crisis

Global Justice Ecology Project executive director Anne Petermann’s regular Earth Minute segment on the Sojourner Truth radio show focused on why GE trees won’t solve forests’ health crisis. The segment compliments a recent op-ed co-authored by Petermann that… Read More

GJEP Op-Ed in The Hill: Forests In Crisis but Biotechnology Not the Solution

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann, Rachel Smolker and Ruddy Turnstone (as Rachel Kijewski) authored an op-ed published by The Hill on 28 March on the topic of genetically engineered trees. The authors were also presenters on 27… Read More

After Suzano pulp mill protest, women in Brazil occupy the company’s land in Bahia

Women workers report environmental impacts caused by eucalyptus monoculture and the water crisis in the region By MST Communication Group in Bahia Photos: MST Communication Translated with Google Translate. See original article in Portuguese here. The National Day… Read More

Brazil: Militant Women Occupy Pulp Mill to Protest Genetically Engineered Trees, Tree Plantations

For Immediate Release 5 March 2018 More than One Thousand Women Take Over Suzano Pulp & Paper Mill to Protest Genetically Engineered Trees and Eucalyptus Plantations More than one thousand women from the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) took… Read More

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Against GE Trees

Women denounce loss of water, impacts from toxic agrochemical spraying and monoculture timber plantations, and future use of GE trees   By MST Communication Group in Bahia Via MST.org.br Photos: MST Communication   Note: In 2015, the Brazilian… Read More

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International Environmental and Human Rights Group Wins Major Grant

African Oil Palm plantations in the Lacandon Jungle of Mexico to be used for biofuel. Orin Langelle/LangellePhoto.org (2013)   For Immediate Release: 27 November 2017 International Environmental and Human Rights Group Wins Major Grant Buffalo-based Organization Awarded $90,000… Read More

Brazil: MST Land Activists to Win Prestigious Agroecology Award

By Ednubia Ghisi English translation by Nate Singham   NOTE: According to the national leadership of the MST  (Brazil’s Landless Worker’s Movement) a proposal to expand a Suzano Papel e Celulose factory in Brazil seeks to triple production and use… Read More

Wally Menne: A Lion Among Men

The Loss of a Giant My partner Orin Langelle and I were shocked and saddened this morning to learn of the death of friend and colleague Wally Menne who passed away on Thursday 26 October. We had known… Read More

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More