Release: NAS Report Casts Doubt on Government Ability to Regulate Genetically Engineered Trees

Researchers Want to Release Unproven GE American Chestnut Trees in Wild Forests January 30, 2019 For Immediate Release New York–In its report, Forest Health and Biotechnology ; Possibilities and Considerations the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine warns… Read More

NAS Warns US Regulations Unprepared for GE Trees

Two staff members of Global Justice Ecology Project (four total from the Campaign to STOP GE Trees) testified before the NAS about the social and ecological dangers of releasing GE trees into wild forests From Nature: Transgenic trees… Read More

GE Chestnut Tree: ‘Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Risky GE Trees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  11/14/2018           Steve Taylor +1.314.210.1322  steve@globaljusticeecology.org              Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree Called Trojan Horse’ Aimed at Opening Door to Commercialize Risky GE Trees Opponents accuse researchers of seeking USDA approval… Read More

Ecologists to Raise Risks of Genetically Engineering American Chestnut Trees at American Chestnut Foundation Meeting

Group plans subsequent release of White Paper on GE chestnut trees Huntsville, AL—Members of an ad hoc alliance devoted to identifying and exposing social and ecological concerns about genetically engineered trees – including GE American chestnut trees –… Read More

LISTEN: GE Trees Won’t Solve Forests’ Health Crisis

Global Justice Ecology Project executive director Anne Petermann’s regular Earth Minute segment on the Sojourner Truth radio show focused on why GE trees won’t solve forests’ health crisis. The segment compliments a recent op-ed co-authored by Petermann that… Read More

GJEP Op-Ed in The Hill: Forests In Crisis but Biotechnology Not the Solution

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann, Rachel Smolker and Ruddy Turnstone (as Rachel Kijewski) authored an op-ed published by The Hill on 28 March on the topic of genetically engineered trees. The authors were also presenters on 27… Read More

International Women’s Day Action in Brazil: Women from MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) Occupy Suzano Against GE Trees

Women denounce loss of water, impacts from toxic agrochemical spraying and monoculture timber plantations, and future use of GE trees   By MST Communication Group in Bahia Via MST.org.br Photos: MST Communication   Note: In 2015, the Brazilian… Read More

Monoculture Tree Plantations and GE Trees in the United States – An Update

Photo of (non-GE) eucalyptus monoculture plantation in Florida   In July of this year Global Justice Ecology Project, the Campaign to stop GE Trees and a handful of other organizations, were successful in collecting signatures and comments from… Read More

Washington Post: 250,000 Tell USDA to Reject Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

While the public anxiously awaits the USDA’s final decision regarding the approval of the commercial release of ArborGen’s highly controversial GE eucalyptus trees, even the high profile GE tree professor Steve Strauss has his doubts. In an article… Read More

Statement: Near Unanimous Public Rejection of GE Trees in US

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees  Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network 19 July 2017 New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to… Read More