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Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree: Resources & Info

Graft of American-Chinese chestnut hybrid. Photo: Orin Langelle/

Click here to sign our petition to the USDA calling on them to reject the unregulated release of risky, unproven GE American chestnut trees into forests.

White paper on issues & concerns of the GE American Chestnut:

Biotechnology For Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut (downloadable)

Click here for the 2 page white paper Executive Summary.

You can also read the press release and resignation letter from American Chestnut Foundation Board Members Lois Breault-Melican and Denis Melican.

For more information or to help stop the release of GE trees into the environment, please contact theresa2 (at) GlobalJusticeEcology (dot) org.

For the latest news on the GE American chestnut, please visit the website for the Campaign to STOP GE Trees by clicking here.