TV Yle, Finland’s national public broadcasting channel, has produced a documentary about the participation of Stora Enso, a Swedish-Finnish pulp giant that is part of Veracel Celulose. Veracel Celulose is a company in Brazil accused of land grabbing, bribery and environmental and labor crimes. It is worrisome that the police have arrested people interviewed in the documentary, such as farmer Geraldo Pereira.
Finnish activists protest against Stora Enso and Veracel
WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted: 1 August 2008 Last update: August 2014 Tree species being manipulated: hybrid aspen (Populus) silver birch (Betula pendula) Aim of genetic manipulation
By Larry Lohmann Forest degradation is associated with the activities of loggers, timber consumers, paper companies, and multilateral agencies. Often overlooked is the role of a much lower-profile set of actors: forestry and engineering consultancy firms.