Genetically Engineered Trees Pose Risks Of Contaminating Forests, Damaging Ecosystems And Harming Communities
GJEP coordinates, administrates and fundraises for the Campaign to STOP GE Trees. The campaign is an alliance of national and international organizations with the goal to protect native forests and biodiversity, provide support to communities threatened by the release of GE trees, and to defend the rights of forest dependent communities and Indigenous Peoples from the unknown and irreversible risks of releasing genetically engineered (GE) trees. The global release of GE (genetically modified) trees is closer than it has ever been. The release poses serious threats to forests and other ecosystems, as well as to many communities and Indigenous peoples. The environmental impacts would be irreversible. While very few GE trees have been approved for commercial release globally, the regulatory landscape is changing quickly. Now is the time to act to stop GE trees before they alter forest ecosystems permanently.
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