Earth Watch: Report from Tree Biotech Conference and Threats from GE Trees

This week’s Earth Watch on the Sojourner Truth show on KPFK Pacifica Los Angeles features Campaign to STOP GE Trees Coordinator Anne Petermann reporting from the 2019 international IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference in Raleigh, NC. Petermann addresses the… Read More

Earth Minute: “Editing” the Genomes of Trees for Industrial Profits with CRISPR

This week’s Earth Minute features Ruddy Turnstone of GJEP and the Campaign to STOP GE Trees reporting from the 2019 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference in Raleigh, NC about the promotion of CRISPR, an extreme genetic engineering technology, to… Read More

GJEP at IUFRO: Blog Posts from the Belly of the Beast

Revealing the Strange Machinations of the Techno-Obsessed in the Forestry World GJEP is in Raleigh, NC for the 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. We are here to monitor the proceedings and… Read More

Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees ahead of Int’l Tree Biotech Conf. in North Carolina

    Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português For Immediate Release, 20 June 2019 Global Campaign Highlights Worldwide Rejection of GE Trees ahead of IUFRO 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference in North Carolina The social and ecological dangers… Read More

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 Watch: GMO Contamination – Lucy Sharratt from Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

13 June 2019–This week’s Earth Minute interviews Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator of CBAN who discusses documented cases of GMO crop contamination and escape, as well as the contamination threats posed by genetically engineered salmon and GE trees.  CBAN has… 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

Sign On to Stop the Unregulated Release of Genetically Engineered Trees into Forests!

Sign on by clicking here or go to form below You can find detailed information about these threats in the white paper Biotechnology for Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Researchers are developing… Read More