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

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

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

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

Portugal’s Wildfires: A Result of the Timber Industry

June 22, 2017: For Immediate Release From The Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees 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

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

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week of Protest

For Immediate Release 7 June 2017 Concepción, Chile – Today 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… Read More

RELEASE: Genetically Engineered Trees Conference Met with Protest in Chile

Genetically Engineered Trees Conference Met with Protest in Chile FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 June 2017 **Photos available upon request.** Concepción, Chile – People from Chile representing social movements, Indigenous organizations and environmental justice groups marched to the International… Read More

Take Action: Palestinian Political Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers have launched a mass hunger strike starting 17 April 2017. The call for hunger strike came amidst resentment of Israeli’s cruel policies towards political prisoners. An estimated 1500 Palestinian… Read More