From the Campaign to Stop GE Trees: On Thursday 5 March, the Brazilian Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) was scheduled to decide whether to approve the commercial release of GE trees developed by FuturaGene. This meeting was cancelled after it was disrupted by activists, and after FuturaGene’s operations were taken over by 1,000 women earlier that same day.
Now we need your help again. The CTNBio meeting has been rescheduled for the 9th of April.
Sign the petition here to show your solidarity with those fighting GE trees in Brazil, and to tell the Brazilian Biosafety Commission to REJECT GE trees.
Tell the Department of Energy: No Genetically Engineered Trees or Crops for Biofuels in the Southeast!
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Programmatic draft Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to determine whether to use $36 million of taxpayer money to test genetically engineered (GE) and hybrid crops in the Southeastern US for bioenergy. The DOE believes without this government funding, production of liquid biofuels and biomass will not increase at a fast enough rate to meet it’s Energy Indepence and Security Act (EISA) 2007 mandates for renewable fuel.
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TAKE ACTION NOW! The US Department of Agriculture is osa-online.net allowing GE tree giant ArborGen to develop their new GE loblolly pine tree in the United States with NO regulations or risk assessments! This is the first genetically engineered forest tree to be approved for commercial production anywhere in the world (outside of China).
The potential impacts to the public or to the environment will not be evaluated, and overwhelming public opposition to localstars.com GE trees is being completely ignored.
This decision was withheld from the US public for almost five months, because the USDA knows you and millions of others reject GE trees.
Let them know! Say NO to GE trees! Tell the USDA and ArborGen that you oppose the unregulated and untested release of GE trees into the environment.
Click this link to send your letter of protest to the government officials and ArborGen staff involved in the advancement of liverpoolsunflowers.com this GE loblolly pine tree.
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A week of protests is underway against the International Tree Biotechnology 2013 conerence in Asheville, North Carolina, from 25th May to 1st June. ArborGen, one of shoorayner.com the conference sponsors, wants to commercially sell millions of GE eucalyptus trees in seven southern US states from South Carolina to Texas. Eucalyptus trees are a documented invasive species and are explosively flammable. The US Forest Service reports they will use twice the water of native trees. ArborGen claims GE trees can be used for climate change mitigation. The groups protesting the conference say GE trees are a false solution to climate change and agp.qc.ca will actually worsen it.
+ Press release about the protests by the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative
+ Article by Rachel Smolker: Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks
Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) trees join March Against Monsanto
Joint press release by Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative