Statement on International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

For Immediate Release – September 21, 2020 New York– September 21, 2020 marks the 16th International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. The Day was created in 2004 by rural communities in Brazil in opposition to industrial monoculture tree plantations… Read More

GJEP’s Guide to International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Burned eucalyptus plantation in the community Manquo in Florida, in the zone of the wildfires near Concepción, Chile Monday, 21 September marks the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. Global Justice Ecology Project has compiled a… Read More

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

New GE Trees 3 Minute Video

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GJEP Letter in New York Times Responds to Pro-GE Trees Piece

Global Justice Ecology Project submitted the letter below to the New York Times Magazine–it was published in its print edition on Sunday, May 17th. The letter was submitted in response to a piece written by Gabriel Popkin and… Read More

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

Credibility of US Forest Service Challenged Ahead of National Activist Gathering in Shawnee National Forest

Clearcut in the Shawnee National Forest during songbird mating season, May, 2019 Photo: Langelle For Immediate Media Release         October 7, 2019 Contact: Steve Taylor,  steve (at) globaljusticeecology (dot) org Southern Illinois’ Paper of Record Questions the United States Forest… Read More

Brazil Groups Denounce Industrial Forestry on Opening Day of IUFRO World Congress

Caption: “Eucalyptus Plantations are not Forests” banner at MST Camp, Espirito Santo Brazil (2005) Photo: Anne Petermann Note: The following introduction was written to launch the open letter the the IUFRO World Congress attached below it (in English,… Read More