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

USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass

Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a final deregulation decision approving Monsanto and Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) bentgrass, even as the highly… Read More

Will Donald Trump Impact Future of Genetically Engineered Trees?

After Six Years USDA, GE Tree Company ArborGen Fail to Launch GE Eucalyptus  New York (12 January 2017) – Tuesday, 17 January 2017, the eve of the new Trump Presidency, will mark six years since genetically engineered tree (GE)… Read More

Biotech, Paper Companies Agree To Grow More Resource Sucking Eucalpytus in Brazil

GE tree company ArborGen announced today that it is expanding its agreement with International Paper Brazil (IP).  IP will be granting ArborGen additional access to the library of IP’s Eucalyptus genetic material. Eucalyptus is the most widely planted hardwood… Read More

Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Approved Despite Failure to Stop Spreading From Old Experiment Plots

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Environmental Protection Agency released a final environmental impact statement today giving the green light to genetically engineered creeping bentgrass, a highly invasive grass genetically engineered by Monsanto and Scotts to withstand what would normally… Read More