Provisions in ‘Farm Bill’ Seek to Fast Track Logging in National Forest

New York – Often seen politically as a must pass for legislators, the current “Farm Bill”, more accurately known as the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, has taken on a menacing form this legislative session as it… Read More

LISTEN: Anne Petermann on False Climate Solutions on ‘Ear to the Pavement’ Podcast

Of all of the things there are to worry about in the Trump era, climate change is at the top of the list. But the failure to act effectively on climate long predates Trump. Anne Peterman, executive director… Read More

GJEP Op-Ed in The Hill: Forests In Crisis but Biotechnology Not the Solution

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann, Rachel Smolker and Ruddy Turnstone (as Rachel Kijewski) authored an op-ed published by The Hill on 28 March on the topic of genetically engineered trees. The authors were also presenters on 27… Read More

Brazil: Militant Women Occupy Pulp Mill to Protest Genetically Engineered Trees, Tree Plantations

For Immediate Release 5 March 2018 More than One Thousand Women Take Over Suzano Pulp & Paper Mill to Protest Genetically Engineered Trees and Eucalyptus Plantations More than one thousand women from the Rural Landless Workers Movement (MST) took… Read More

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

Washington Post: 250,000 Tell USDA to Reject Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

While the public anxiously awaits the USDA’s final decision regarding the approval of the commercial release of ArborGen’s highly controversial GE eucalyptus trees, even the high profile GE tree professor Steve Strauss has his doubts. In an article… 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

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

Los incendios en Portugal: Un Resultado de la Industria Forestal

Youtube/GoNews 22 de junio de 2017: Para la liberación inmediata de la campaña Alto a los Árboles Transgénicos   Los incendios forestales en Portugal han sido calificados como “el peor desastre de este tipo en la historia reciente”…. Read More