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

GJEP & Biofuelwatch Published in Earth Island Journal on Risks of GE Chestnuts

GE American Chestnut — Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Biotech industry hopes that getting genetically engineered chestnut approved for conservation planting will soften public opposition to transgenic trees.   Earth Island Journal,… Read More

MEDIA ALERT- May 14 Telepress Conf; Who is behind push for GE chestnut trees & why it matters

MEDIA ALERT – 13 May 2019 CONTACT: +1.314.210.1322; steve@globaljusticeecology.org WEBINAR DETAILS FOR TUESDAY, May 14th TELEPRESS CONFERENCE “Who is Behind the Effort to Legalize Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees and Why it Matters” To access the webinar, you… Read More

Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Published

Biotechnology for Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Download the 48 page white paper here: biotechnology-for-forest-health-test-case-american-chestnut-report-WEB Find the 2-page Executive Summary here: https://stopgetrees.org/exec-summary/ This in-depth white paper, published 24  April 2019 was produced… Read More

GE American chestnut: Potential Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

Note: The assertion that the American chestnut could be restored using GE technologies is not at all certain. Tests have only been run for 12 or so years, while AC trees can live for over 200 years. How… Read More