Spain

WRM information sheets on GE tree research First posted:  August 2014 Forest tree species being manipulated: hybrid aspen (populus) Aim of genetic manipulation biomass yield Those carrying out the research:
The pulp and paper company ENCE owns monoculture eucalyptus plantations in Spain and Uruguay, certified by FSC. Part of these plantations, some 12,000 hectares spread out among over 200 plots, are located in the Northeast of Spain (Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria) and are managed by one of its forestry subsidiary companies, NORFOR.
In Galicia, we have been suffering for many years the consequences of the dreadful influence of the company ENCE in our natural environment and in our economy.