World Rainforest Movement

Frankentrees: Genetically engineered tree plantations threaten forests and communities

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Photo: STOP GE Trees Campaign Genetically engineered (GE) trees are being developed to expand the existing disaster of industrial tree...

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Genetically Engineered Trees: A technology that expands monoculture plantations

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

The January 2017 bulletin focused on the numerous initiatives being announced worldwide that promote the expansion of millions of hectares...

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Southeast Is Ground Zero for Genetically Engineered Trees

Posted on Jul 5, 2017

By BJ McManama, published on EcoWatch ArborGen Corporation, a multinational conglomerate and leading supplier of seedlings for commercial...

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USA: National Meeting Makes Plans to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Indigenous peoples, scientists, lawyers and environmental experts met October 12-18 to discuss impacts of and strategies to halt...

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“For a change of paradigm”: Interview with Tom Goldtooth from the Indigenous Environmental Network

Posted on May 9, 2016

What is the Indigenous Environmental Network? The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) was born in 1990 in North America of hope,...

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Public Statement of the WRM to the California Air Resources Board

Posted on Nov 16, 2015

Subject: The proposal of the California government to include REDD+ offset credits from the state of Acre, Brazil, and from other states...

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US Greenlights First GE Tree for commercialization

Posted on Apr 10, 2015

In an unprecedented and alarming move, the United States Department of Agriculture has given GE tree company ArborGen permission to pursue...

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Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

GE Trees: Another Form of Colonization 13 October 2014 – From the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Campaign to STOP GE...

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EU support for wood-based ‘bioenergy’ fuels forest destruction and land-grabbing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Back in 2009, the European Union agreed on a 20% renewable energy target by 2020. Most of the target is expected to be met...

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Plants designed for deconstruction? The use of wood cellulose for fuels

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  Globally, many people rely on wood as fuel for cooking and heating, but increasingly, commercial and industrial interests are also...

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GE Trees: Threatening North America’s Native Forests

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

  A genetically engineered (GE) tree is a tree whose DNA has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases the...

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Groups globally mobilize to stop commercial release of genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Brazil and US

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

For Immediate Release, 20 August 2014 New York – Two unprecedented applications are pending that, if approved, would allow the...

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US agency aware of potential impacts of GE trees

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

The US Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it is voluntarily preparing an Environmental...

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Environmental Human Rights Advocates Challenge REDD+ in Chiapas and in California

Posted on Dec 14, 2012

Social organizations try to prevent a Chiapas-California REDD agreement from going forward. They denounce the potential for increased emissions in California on the one hand and landgrabs in Chiapas on the other.

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United States

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Transgenic trees: The industry race is on

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

The forestry industry’s endless pursuit of bigger profits has led to the growing homogenization of trees cultivated for timber, pulp and...

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Open Letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Demanding Rejection of ArborGen’s Request to Plant 260,000 Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees Across the U.S. Southeast

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

The letter has received more than 11,000 endorsements, from both organizations and individuals, from 33 countries. To Whom It May Concern,...

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Arborgen Seeks to Legalize GE Eucalyptus Trees in U.S. -Brazil is Not Far Behind

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

“Eucalyptus is the perfect neoliberal tree. It grows quickly, turns a quick profit in the global market and destroys the...

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Don’t Log the Forests for the Fuel

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

A Position Paper on the Potential Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Cellulosic Ethanol Industry in the Southern United States. By...

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United States – WRM information sheet on GE tree research

Posted on Aug 1, 2008

 WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Updated: 30 October 2008 (including information provided by the...

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Paper Industry & Pine Plantations in the Southern United States

Posted on Jan 3, 2008

The United States is legendary for our ability to consume. Though we have the third largest population in the world far behind China and...

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Estados Unidos y Brasil: La nueva alianza etanol

Posted on Mar 5, 2007

Only available in Spanish –  Por Raúl Zibechi Desde que el proyecto del ALCA fracasó en la Cumbre de Mar del Plata, en noviembre...

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