NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

Two staff members of Global Justice Ecology Project (four total from the Campaign to STOP GE Trees) testified before the NAS about the social and ecological dangers of releasing GE trees into wild forests From Nature: Transgenic trees… Read More

LISTEN: Dr. Michael Hansen On Genetically Engineered Food

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Dr. Michael Hansen, a Senior Staff Scientist with Consumer Reports for more than 20 years. Dr. Hansen and host Margaret Prescod discussed a disclosure rule issued by… Read More

MST’s Stedile: ‘Activists shall not fear, we are fighting for justice’

Landless leader told Brasil de Fato that, despite threats, MST will not back off from social struggle By Leonardo Fernandes and Nina FidelesVia Brasil De Fato The economist and co-founder of the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) and La Via Campesina International João… Read More

GE Chestnut Tree: ‘Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Risky GE Trees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  11/14/2018           Steve Taylor +1.314.210.1322  steve@globaljusticeecology.org              Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree Called Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Commercialize Risky GE Trees Opponents accuse researchers of seeking USDA approval… Read More

Ecologists to Raise Risks of Genetically Engineering American Chestnut Trees at American Chestnut Foundation Meeting

Group plans subsequent release of White Paper on GE chestnut trees Huntsville, AL—Members of an ad hoc alliance devoted to identifying and exposing social and ecological concerns about genetically engineered trees – including GE American chestnut trees –… Read More

Brazil Threatened with New Deadly Dictatorship (You thought Trump was bad…)

Photo caption: Members of the community of Santa Quiteria in Maranhão, Brazil listen to a presentation by GJEP and World Rainforest Movement on the dangers of genetically engineered eucalyptus plantations, which threaten the region.  It is believed by… Read More

Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  08/08/2018               Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown Long-term risks and threats of GE trees remain unanswered Joint Statement from: Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition, Biofuelwatch, Canadian Biotechnology Action… Read More

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