Dear Friends, We're coming down to the wire--less than 2 weeks until we confront the genetically engineered (GE) tree industry at their international conference in Asheville, NC later this month. We're sending down our whole team and working with some great activists from around the Southeast.
ArborGen wants to rise to the top of the forest biotech industry, so they have stacked their corporate team with veterans of the industry. ArborGen, which is expanding its global operations, especially in Brazil, wants to own the genes in tree plantations worldwide. This has profound
Genetically engineered trees (GE trees) pose an unprecedented threat to US forests. GE tree company ArborGen has a request pending with the USDA to legalize the sale of millions of GE eucalyptus trees. These trees would be sold for pulp and biofuel plantations across Texas, Florida, Georgia,