Will We Soon Have Genetically Engineered Forests?

Originally published by Testbiotech: In China, the US and Sweden, new methods of genetic engineering such as CRISPR are being used on forest trees. The first field trials are planned to take place in Sweden with genetically engineered poplars… Read More

Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Biotech Tree Company ArborGen Settles with Defrauded Employees  Company still hopes to develop GE eucalyptus trees for US plantations New York (31 March 2016) — After being found guilty late last year of using “trickery… Read More

Host “Synthetic Forests” Film This March!

Download PDF copy of 8×10 Promotional Poster Here.  2015 was a busy year in our fight against the commercial release of genetically engineered (GE) Trees. From coordinating resistance on six continents against the commercial release of GE Trees in Brazil,… Read More

Ministry Ignores Thousands of Public Submissions on Genetically Engineered Trees

 This release from late 2015 comes from GE Free NZ and Rage Inc. The release illustrates how widespread the threat of genetically engineered trees has become around the world. An update by the Ministry of Primary Industries evaluation of… Read More

Study: plantation expansion worse for forests than logging

GE tree company ArborGen’s motto is “more wood less land”.  They insist that their faster growing GE and other trees will take the pressure off of forests by increasing the harvest per acre of land. This study puts… Read More

ArborGen investor’s stock tumbles after GE tree firm fined $81M

It’s more bad news for Arborgen now that investors in the genetically engineered tree company are facing plummeting stocks along with $81 M in fines after a court found the biotech firm had used trickery and deceit to defraud workers out of lucrative… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York (8 January 2016) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that… Read More

GE Tree Company ArborGen Found Guilty of Defrauding Workers, Fined $53.5M

New York (8 January 2015) – Biotech firm ArborGen, a leader in the research and development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees), has been fined $53.5 million in compensation and punitive damages after a court ruled that it acted to use… Read More

Judge green lights whistleblower claim against USDA by pesticide researcher

The Washington Post recently reported that a prominent scientist in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has just cleared the first hurdle in an ongoing whistleblower claim against the agency. According to reporter Steve Volk, Judge Patricia M. Miller rejected the… Read More

VIDEO: Forests for Life, not Business

This video forms part of the “Direct actions and Defense of the local Commons” series of the Biosphere Defense Project at the International Institute for Climate Action and Theory. It charts participants reflections and calls for change during… Read More