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

GE American Chestnut is Trojan Horse bound to Fail: Response to NYT Magazine article

These wild American chestnuts are growing on Dr. Smolker’s land.  Photo: Langelle/GJEP by Dr. Rachel Smolker, Co-Director, Biofuelwatch The article “Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?” by Gabriel Popkin in today’s New York Times Magazine, did… Read More

GJEP Responds to NYT Magazine Article Promoting GE Trees

Forests and communities across the Eastern US would be threatened if researchers win US government approval to release GE trees into them. Photo: Petermann Get involved and learn about the campaign to protect forests and communities from the… 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

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

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