Nature journal covers GE Trees Public Hearing in Brazil

Brazil Considers Transgenic Trees, by Heidi Ledford: While this recent article (August 27, 2014) in Nature ponders industry’s claims about the potential benefits of genetically engineered trees, the fact remains that thorough and independent risk assessments have been done. In fact, trees are so complex, as Steven Strauss notes in the article, that scientists don’t even know what questions to ask. For a more detailed description of the risks and concerns of these GE Eucalyptus trees, read the open letters to the Brazilian biosafety commission here:

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