GE American chestnut: Potential Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

Note: The assertion that the American chestnut could be restored using GE technologies is not at all certain. Tests have only been run for 12 or so years, while AC trees can live for over 200 years. How… Read More

Press Release: Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 24, 2019 White Paper on Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees Released Report details risks and corporate influence involved in plan to use iconic American Chestnut tree as Trojan Horse to win regulatory approval for… Read More

Earth Watch Radio: Stopping the Impacts of Industrial Tree Plantations in Brazil

Quilombola woman speaks at national meeting in Brazil on social and ecological impacts of industrial tree plantations.  Photo: Petermann Earth Watch 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann is interviewed about her recent work… Read More

Earth Minute Radio: Chestnut Champions Resign Over GE Trees

Earth Minute 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann discusses the choice of two Board members of the American Chestnut Foundation to resign due to the TACF support for genetically engineering the American chestnut… Read More

GE Tree Controversy in American Chestnut Foundation Leads to Resignations

Chestnut champions quit to protest genetic engineering By Elaine Thompson Worcester Telegram & Gazette 28 March 2019 SPENCER – The president and a board member of the local chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation announced they are resigning… Read More

American Chestnut Foundation Board Members Resign Over GE Chestnut

Graft of an American-Chinese Chestnut hybrid.  Photolangelle.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       … Read More

Earth Watch: BJ McManama of Indigenous Environmental Network on Upcoming Forest & Climate Convergence

BJ McManama, from the Indigenous Environmental Network was interviewed about The Resurgence: 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence on The Sojourner Truth Show, syndicated nationally on the Pacifica network. This was the first national announcement for… Read More

Activist Working to Stop Eucalyptus Plantations in Brazil Tortured and Murdered

Environmental and human rights activist, Rosane Santiago Silveira tortured and murdered in Brazil Source: Rede Brasil Atual 13 February 2019 Environmental and human rights activist, Rosane Santiago Silveira was brutally tortured and murdered in the city of Nova… Read More

Release: NAS Report Casts Doubt on Government Ability to Regulate Genetically Engineered Trees

Researchers Want to Release Unproven GE American Chestnut Trees in Wild Forests January 30, 2019 For Immediate Release New York–In its report, Forest Health and Biotechnology ; Possibilities and Considerations the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine warns… Read More

SPOTLIGHT ON GJEP’S GLOBAL JUSTICE MEDIA PROGRAM: EARTH WATCH & EARTH MINUTE

This post showcases two components of our Global Justice Media Program: Langelle Photography, which has its own website at photolangelle.org; and our partnership with the Sojourner Truth radio show on KPFK Pacifica radio Los Angeles, hosted by civil rights… Read More