Counterpunch Runs Article on GE American Chestnut as Trojan Horse

The GE American Chestnut: Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Counterpunch, 14 June 2019 by RACHEL SMOLKER – ANNE PETERMANN About a century ago the American chestnut tree was attacked by the introduced… Read More

Earth Minute: Plastics Ban or Ban on All Disposables?

Earth Minute: 12 June 2019 by Anne Petermann GJEP partners with the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles for a weekly Earth Minute every Wednesday and an Earth Watch interview on Thursdays. On June 10th,… 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

NEW: Risks of GE American Chestnut in Independent Science News

The GE American Chestnut – Restoration of a Beloved Species or Trojan Horse for Tree Biotechnology? Independent Science News, 11 June 2019: by Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. (Biofuelwatch) and Anne Petermann (Global Justice Ecology Project) About a century ago… 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

Press Release: Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Released Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 24, 2019 White Paper on Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees Released Report details risks and corporate influence involved in plan to use iconic American Chestnut tree as Trojan Horse to win regulatory approval for… Read More

Earth Watch Radio: Stopping the Impacts of Industrial Tree Plantations in Brazil

Quilombola woman speaks at national meeting in Brazil on social and ecological impacts of industrial tree plantations.  Photo: Petermann Earth Watch 4/17/19, Sojourner Truth show, KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles Anne Petermann is interviewed about her recent work… Read More

Earth Minute: Tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti on his 100th birthday

This week GJEP Executive Director reads a poem by poet, anarchist and painter Lawrence Ferlinghetti in honor of his 100th birthday. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, anarchist and painter who co-founded City Light books in San Francisco turned 100… Read More

Earth Minute: The Racism and Colonialism of Big Conservation Groups

On this week’s Earth Minute, GJEP Executive Director Anne Petermann discusses the inherent racism and colonialism of big conservation groups promote the idea that “nature” should be separated from humans. Transcript of the Earth Minute: Protecting forests is… Read More