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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

Statement: Near Unanimous Public Rejection of GE Trees in US

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees  Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network 19 July 2017 New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to… Read More

Fight Against GE Eucalyptus in US Gets Major Media Coverage

Major news outlets are reporting on the news that over 250,000 signatures have been collected telling the USDA to not approve genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. RT.com interviewed Campaign to STOP GE Trees coordinator Anne Petermann for their feature: Petermann said… Read More

Listen: Anne Petermann on Over Quarter Million Signatures Against GE Eucalyptus

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann was this week’s Earth Watch guest on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show hosted by Margeret Prescod. Petermann and Prescod discussed that well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 6, 2017   Contact: Center for Food Safety: pr@centerforfoodsafety.org, +1.202.547.9359 Tess Ipolito, Global Justice Ecology Project and Campaign to STOP GE Trees tess@globaljusticeecology.org +1.716.867.4080   Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered… Read More