Release: Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes

For Immediate Release: 10/20/2020 Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes  Groups Across North America Oppose Release of Genetically Engineered Trees  New York- On Oct. 19th the initial public comment period by the United States Department of… Read More

International Day of Rural Women

Woman with the Organization of Rural Women Workers protests Monsanto’s GMO seeds during a march in Curitiba, Brazil.  Photo: Petermann (2006) Note: For decades, rural women around the world have been on the front lines of the battles… Read More

GJEP’s Guide to International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations

Burned eucalyptus plantation in the community Manquo in Florida, in the zone of the wildfires near Concepción, Chile Monday, 21 September marks the International Day of Struggle Against Monoculture Tree Plantations. Global Justice Ecology Project has compiled a… Read More

Earth Minute: Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Trees

Photo: Langelle/GJEP The USDA is expected to soon make public a proposal to legalize widespread planting of the first ever genetically engineered tree—an American Chestnut– into wild forests, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Forests make life on… Read More

GJEP Letter in New York Times Responds to Pro-GE Trees Piece

Global Justice Ecology Project submitted the letter below to the New York Times Magazine–it was published in its print edition on Sunday, May 17th. The letter was submitted in response to a piece written by Gabriel Popkin and… Read More

Earth Day 1990 – Mud People Triumph Over Monsanto

Thirty Years Ago Today: Monsanto’s Earth Day Invaded by Mud People and Earth First! The mud people were pissed off. Tipped off by Big River Earth First! that the evil Monsanto had taken over Earth Day festivities in… Read More

The Daily Orange: Genetically Engineered Trees A Risk To Environment

The newspaper of the State University of NY (SUNY) at Syracuse is The Daily Orange.  SUNY Syracuse’s – Environmental Science and Forestry College is home to the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project, which is developing genetically engineered chestnut trees… Read More