GE Chestnut Tree: ‘Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Risky GE Trees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  11/14/2018           Steve Taylor +1.314.210.1322  steve@globaljusticeecology.org              Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree Called Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Commercialize Risky GE Trees Opponents accuse researchers of seeking USDA approval… Read More

Ecologists to Raise Risks of Genetically Engineering American Chestnut Trees at American Chestnut Foundation Meeting

Group plans subsequent release of White Paper on GE chestnut trees Huntsville, AL—Members of an ad hoc alliance devoted to identifying and exposing social and ecological concerns about genetically engineered trees – including GE American chestnut trees –… Read More

Governor’s Advisory Council Calls for Moratorium on Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Virginia- On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) Advisory Council on Environmental Justice (ACEJ) voted to agree to make its letter to the Governor final.  The letter calls for a moratorium on further construction of the Atlantic Coast and… Read More

Press Release: VA Governor Northam Dismisses Letter from His Environmental Justice Advisory Council Calling to Stay Pipeline Permits

Virginia- In response to a letter from his own advisory committee calling for a halt to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due in part to its disproportional impact on poor and minority communities, the assistant for Governor Northam’s press… Read More

Press Release: Stay Called for on Atlantic Coast & Mountain Valley Pipelines

For Immediate Release August 16, 2018                                                                  CONTACT:… Read More

Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  08/08/2018               Claims of Successful Genetically Engineered Tree Sterility Overblown Long-term risks and threats of GE trees remain unanswered Joint Statement from: Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition, Biofuelwatch, Canadian Biotechnology Action… Read More

European Court of Justice Closes CRISPR Loophole, Rules That Organisms Produced by New Gene Technologies are GMOs

Landmark Decision Should Inform New US Biotechnology Regulations Statement by Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director   New York- On July 25th, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that products resulting from Talens and CRISPR, which are new… Read More

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