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

LISTEN: The Dangers of GE Eucalyptus Plantations on WORT-FM

GJEP’s Anne Petermann was a guest this week on WORT-FM’s Buzz program, discussing the dangers of genetically modified eucalyptus trees. From WORT-FM: You’ve heard of genetically modified crops — corn, cotton, soybeans, potatoes — engineered to be herbicide and pest… Read More

LISTEN: Raging Wildfires in Portugal, Exotic Plantations to Blame

Non-Native Eucalyptus Plantations, Not Forests, Caused the Disaster in Portugal Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann spoke about the wildfires in Portugal that were caused by non-native eucalyptus plantations on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show for last week’s Earth… Read More

Portugal’s Wildfires: A Result of the Timber Industry

Youtube/GoNews Note/Nota: Em português depois do inglês / En español, después de inglés y portugués Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while trying… Read More

Organizational Sign-ons Needed to STOP GE Eucalyptus Before JULY 5

In the wake of the tragic eucalyptus fires in Portugal that killed more than 60 people and devastating eucalyptus fires in Chile in January, we are asking organizations to help keep a similar disaster from happening in the… Read More

URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… Read More

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release   Concepción, Chile – Yesterday, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its field trip to the University of Concepción’s Center for Biotechnology amidst protests on campus… Read More

FDA: Regulate All Genetically Engineered Plants and Animals Now!

Sign the following petition urging the FDA to regulate all genetically engineered plants and animals from Center for Food Safety, and be sure to sign our petition against genetically engineered eucalyptus here.   Genetically engineered (GE) salmon. GE apples…. Read More

LISTEN: GE Free New Zealand’s Claire Bleakley on Threat of GE Trees in Chile

New Zealand’s Earthwise radio show, which airs on Plains FM 96.9, recently interviewed Claire Bleakley of GE-Free New Zealand on her participation with the Campaign to STOP GE Trees visiting Chile in March. Here is an excerpt of Bleakley’s report… Read More