Global Justice Ecology Project

Boat action in Charleston harbor protests industry conference on GE trees and plantations. Photo: Petermann


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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. With your support, these will be the biggest ever protests against the genetic engineering of trees! …

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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, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. Eucalyptus trees have fueled deadly, catastrophic…

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