NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

The GE American Chestnut – Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Independent Science News, 11 June 2019: by Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. (Biofuelwatch) and Anne Petermann (Global Justice Ecology Project) About a century ago… Read More

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

Dr. Rachel Smolker debates risks of deregulating GE American chestnut trees on NPR-On Point

How GMOs Might Save The American Chestnut Tree This program aired 29 April 2019 and was hosted Meghna Chakrabarti. The program is heavily tipped in favor of the two men who speak in favor of using genetically engineering… 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

Orin Langelle WDBX Interview on Photojournalism and Activism

GJEP co-Founder Orin Langelle was interviewed on the “Greenhouse Rebellion” program on WDBX community radio prior to a public presentation of his photo collection “Portraits of Struggle” at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on 19 March 2019. A protester… Read More

GJEP’s Orin Langelle on the Front Page of Southern Illinois’ Largest Newspaper

Two activists bury themselves up to their necks to block a logging road near the Fairview timber sale area of the Shawnee National Forest, in Southern Illinois, around 1990. Orin Langelle/Global Justice Ecology Project GJEP Co-Founder Orin Langelle… 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

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