Women’s Day 2009 shows solidarity against monoculture tree plantations

“The women used fuel, paint and termites to ‘combat’ the cellulose.”   From Via Campesina’s action in Brazil, to Chavez’s choice to use tree plantation land for food crops, Women’s Day 2009 on 8 March demonstrated a united… Read More

Overwhelming Opposition to GE Papaya

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 20, 2008 U.S. Groups, Businesses and Organic Farmers Overwhelmingly Oppose Engineered Papaya  Organizations came together with scientists, businesses, organic farmers, bee keepers and others [1] to oppose a U.S. Department of Agriculture proposal to allow… Read More

ArborGen focuses on South America for eucalyptus genetic studies

This MST camp in Espirito Santo, Brazil was established after the MST reclaimed the land from an Aracruz Cellulose eucalyptus plantation.  The banner reads “Eucalyptus Plantations are not Forests.” Photo: Langelle/GJEP SAO PAULO, Dec. 23, 2008 (RISI) –… Read More

Plantations Are Not Forests

For Immediate Release 11 December 2008 Español debajo Groups unite to challenge the definition of forests under UNFCCC/REDD Poznan, Poland (UN Climate Conference)–Global Forest Coalition, The Wilderness Society,  World Rainforest Movement, Global Justice Ecology Project,  Via Campesina, the… Read More

Fishermen/-women close export harbor of Aracruz Cellulose

A note from Global Justice Ecology Project: Aracruz Cellulose owns vast expanses of eucalyptus plantations in Brazil that have been the target of protest by indigenous and peasant communities for many years due to the enormous quantities of… Read More

GE trees are not a solution for agrofuels and will be more destructive for the climate

Interview with Anne Peterman from the Global Justice Ecology Project, member of the Global Forest Coalition. A seminar called “Agrofuels will not answer to climate change” took place on Friday as part of the activities of the European… Read More

Governments Prioritize Forest Exploitation, Many Governments Fail to Comply with CBD Mandate

For Immediate Release Tuesday, 20 May 2008 Governments Prioritize Forest Exploitation, Many Governments Fail to Comply with CBD Mandate Bonn, Germany — Global Forest Coalition [1] released a major report, “Forests and the Biodiversity Convention,” [2] at the… Read More

National Effort Launched to Stop Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations in US Southeast

For Immediate Release May 10, 2007 National Effort Launched to Stop Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Plantations in US Southeast As the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) wraps up its annual convention in Boston, the STOP GE Trees Campaign and member… Read More

Biotech Industry Designs Nightmare Biofuels: Vancouver conference to promote genetically engineered trees for fuel

For immediate release September 10, 2008 Biotech Industry Designs Nightmare Biofuels Vancouver conference to promote genetically engineered trees for fuel Vancouver, BC, Canada – Today in Vancouver, major biotech corporations are meeting at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)… Read More

UN CBD Fails to Protect Forests from Genetically Engineered Trees

Bonn, Germany—Under heavy pressure from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand and Australia, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties failed to pass a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment despite… Read More