In several parts of the world, pulp and paper companies are attempting to plant Genetically Engineered (GE) tree species. But what are genetically engineered trees, genetically modified trees or transgenic trees? And what are the risks of planting them on a large scale?
In this booklet we share basic information about GE trees, in particular about seven varieties of eucalyptus trees that have already been approved in Brazil. Brazil is the first country besides China to approve the large-scale use of GE trees.
This booklet will show that the advance of GE trees will further aggravate the many problems and conflicts that are already caused by industrial tree plantations, and which are affecting indigenous, traditional and peasant communities. This is yet another reason to say NO to green deserts of eucalyptus and other tree monoculture plantations!