IUFRO Tree Biotech Conference Ends in Disarray while Effort to Stop GE Trees Grows

CORRECTION: Due to the US Fourth of July holiday, the detailed analysis of the IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference will not be published until the week of July 8, 2019. Traducción al Español Tradução para o Português MEDIA ADVISORY… Read More

Earth Watch: Anne Petermann On Genetically Engineered Trees & IUFRO Conference

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: IUFRO Conference 2019

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

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

Major New White Paper on GE American Chestnut Published

Biotechnology for Forest Health? The Test Case of the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Download the 48 page white paper here: biotechnology-for-forest-health-test-case-american-chestnut-report-WEB Find the 2-page Executive Summary here: https://stopgetrees.org/exec-summary/ This in-depth white paper, published 24  April 2019 was produced… Read More

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