GM trees: a fast growing field but with little information or regulation, says report

The report mentioned by T. V. Padma was produced in partnership with Global Justice Ecology Project.

GJEP chose this year not to attend the UN Convention on Biological Diversity or the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in India, though we have since 1996 – specifically to pursue our demand for a global ban on genetically engineered trees – because we recognize that the real decisions are not being made at these multilateral meetings, but by the corporations that whisper in the ears of the government delegates, and invite them to fancy networking events.

As Padma points out, most of the research into GE trees is being done in the private sector, or with private funding, though it is the public and the forests that will suffer the consequences of this irresponsible and destructive technology.

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