Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Wildfires & Genetically Engineered Trees Around the world historic and deadly wildfires are occuring. Poor forest management and industrial tree plantations, along with climate change are creating apocalyptic conditions. Eastern… Read More

Submit a Public Comment: Tell The USDA to Reject GE American Chestnut Trees

Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Resistant Darling 58 American Chestnut Learn more about the issues and concerns of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree here. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry… Read More

28 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

WEBINAR: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE FOOD SUPPLY & FEEDING THE HUNGRY (29 APRIL 2020) Waste 360 Webinar: The recovery of excess food to sustain the food-insecure population in the U.S. is a critical concern during the… Read More

USDA Seeks Comment on Biotechnology Regulation Revisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is considering amending its biotechnology regulations to address advances in biotechnology and various issues previously raised by stakeholders, and is seeking comment on a notice… Read More

Trump Administration Sued Over GE Food Labeling

Washington, DC — Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and… Read More

Washington Post: 250,000 Tell USDA to Reject Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

While the public anxiously awaits the USDA’s final decision regarding the approval of the commercial release of ArborGen’s highly controversial GE eucalyptus trees, even the high profile GE tree professor Steve Strauss has his doubts. In an article… Read More

Organic Farmers Fighting Release of Genetically Engineered Moths

Farmington, NY — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) denounced the USDA’s permit for the world’s first open-air trials of the Genetically Engineered (GE) Diamondback moth to be released in Geneva, NY. This announcement came concurrently with… Read More

USDA Receives Near Unanimous Public Rejection of Genetically Engineered Trees

 Statement from Biofuelwatch, Global Justice Ecology Project and Indigenous Environmental Network   New York (US)–New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. On 5 July, the US Department of Agriculture received an… Read More

Quarter of a Million People Say ‘NO’ to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Proposed for US

Washington, DC — Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved… Read More

URGENT ALERT: Sign On to Stop USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Before July 5!

 The red cockaded woodpecker is one of the endangered species imperiled by the proposed development of GE eucalyptus plantations in its habitat in the US Southeast. Photo courtesy: USFWS Demand the USDA reject genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in the US… Read More