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.

Major new white paper on issues & concerns of the GE American Chestnut released:

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

You can also find the Executive Summary, related materials, information and tools for getting involved.In addition to The Campaign to STOP GE Trees, Biofuelwatch and Global Justice Ecology Project, the network of groups collaborating to prevent the regulatory approval of GE trees in North America includes Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition and Shawnee Forest DefenseFor more information or to help stop the release of GE trees into the environment, please contact theresa2 (at) GlobalJusticeEcology (dot) org. Sign up to get more information and to help take action:

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