Global Justice Ecology Project

This Nov. 11, 2008 photo released by ArborGen shows a field trial of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Sebring, Fla. South Carolina-based ArborGen is seeking federal approval to sell millions of GE eucalyptus seedlings in locations around the South for use by International Paper, MeadWestvaco and Rubicon LTD. (AP Photo/ArborGen)

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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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