GE Chestnuts: Ho Ho NO! The Nightmare Before Christmas – Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 December 2015    New York (15 December 2015)– In the midst of the holiday season, while thoughts turn to roasting chestnuts, a handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree… Read More

Could Britain Open The Doors to GE Trees in Europe?

TheGuardian.com recently published, “With 90% of the UK’s ash trees about to be wiped out, could GM be the answer?” featuring quotes from GJEP director Anne Petermann on the “unpredictable effects” genetically engineered trees could have on forest ecosystems if… Read More

Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador

An interview with Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador. Originally published by Other Worlds Are Possible. By Beverly Bell August 12, 2015 We say that every square meter of land that is… Read More

Will Increasing Use of GMOs Lead To More Bodily Injury Claims?

Here’s a less commonly seen legal perspective on the GMO debate from Dean Seman and Richard Ranieri with The Legal Intelligencer. Will GMOs and herbicides be at the root of the next crop of bodily injury claims? While… Read More

An Urgent Plea from Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The following press release from PLANT (Partners for the Land & Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples) focuses on the rights of traditional and indigenous communities being trampled by powerful agri-business ​lobbyists​ and their politician​ allies​ in ​Brazil’s ​Congress, who want to make changes to the Constitution… Read More

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil

More damning evidence of the impacts of GMOs in Brazil, in this case soya, and a clear indication of what the rural and indigenous peoples can expect if GE eucalyptus trees are released there. “Gunmen have attacked and… Read More

Pope Francis and popular movements: The importance of a historical approach

Pope Francis took some strong positions on climate change and aired rational concerns with genetically modified crops in his most recent Pontificate, demonstrating a thoughtful understanding of environmental issues never witnessed before from the leader of the Catholic… Read More

Analysis: How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down

  Today, in its article “How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down,” the Washington Post highlights the dangers of wood-based bioenergy and the subsidies that drive them–subsidies that have helped make the US “the… Read More

Think GE Trees Don’t Impact Your Food Supply? Think Again

In the wake of controversy surrounding Measure 2-89 in Benton County, Oregon there has been fear that the measure will also ban the genetic engineering of trees. Indeed it should. Vast GE Tree plantations in Oregon and Washington… Read More