World Rainforest Movement

USA: National Meeting Makes Plans to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

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Indigenous peoples, scientists, lawyers and environmental experts met October 12-18 to discuss impacts of and strategies to halt genetically engineered trees (GE trees), with a focus on the U.S. Southeast. While there are no permissions yet for commercial production of GE trees in USA, hundreds of GE tree test plots are growing throughout the region. Many of these are operated by ArborGen, a company that has been the subject of several protests due to their promotion of GE trees. http://stopgetrees.org/alert-strategy-meeting-stop-genetically-engineered-trees-taking-place-myrtle-beach/

A declaration against GE trees is still open for sign-on here: http://stopgetrees.org/asuncion-declaration-rejects-ge-trees/#more-2001

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