Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees Around the world historic and deadly wildfires are occuring. Poor forest management and industrial tree plantations, along with climate change are creating apocalyptic conditions. Eastern… Read More

Submit a Public Comment: Tell The USDA to Reject GE American Chestnut Trees

Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Resistant Darling 58 American Chestnut Learn more about the issues and concerns of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree here. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry… Read More

New September Update From Global Justice Project

Global Justice Ecology Project September Newsletter ACTION ALERT: TELL THE USDA TO REJECT THE PLAN TO RELEASE GE TREES INTO WILD FORESTS! Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) are requesting USDA approval to… Read More

In Reconsidering ‘Normalcy’ Genetically Engineered Trees Do Not Belong

Photo: Langelle/GJEP Moms Across America 10 July 2020 Theresa Church The global pandemic of Covid-19 has challenged the notion of business as usual and exposed a systemic crisis rooted in capitalism and the neoliberal economic model. The pandemic… Read More

Earth Minute: Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees

Photo: Langelle/GJEP The USDA is expected to soon make public a proposal to legalize widespread planting of the first ever genetically engineered tree—an American Chestnut– into wild forests, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Forests make life on… Read More

GJEP Letter in New York Times Responds to Pro-GE Trees Piece

Global Justice Ecology Project submitted the letter below to the New York Times Magazine–it was published in its print edition on Sunday, May 17th. The letter was submitted in response to a piece written by Gabriel Popkin and… Read More

GJEP Responds to NYT Magazine Article Promoting GE Trees

Forests and communities across the Eastern US would be threatened if researchers win US government approval to release GE trees into them. Photo: Petermann Get involved and learn about the campaign to protect forests and communities from the… Read More

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse’s – Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, which is developing genetically engineered chestnut trees… Read More

GJEP Responds to Pro-GE Tree Article in Pacific Standard

A Controversial Tree? For Good Reason A Response to the article “The Most Controversial Tree in the World” by Rowan Jacobsen printed in the Pacific Standard 4 September 2019 By Anne Petermann, GJEP Executive Director “Industry is using… Read More

The Ecologist on Risks of GE American Chestnuts

This article was the Editor’s pick in The Ecologist. Tree biotech and the American chestnut The American chestnut is being used as a PR tool for winning over public opinion on the use of biotechnology as a ‘tool… Read More