GE-Trees

Genetic engineering of trees can include manipulating genes to be overactive or inactive, or inserting genes from one species into another. This is done, among other reasons, to obtain varieties with higher productivity or increased resistance to cold or drought. Little is known about the biological consequences of such manipulation. The international campaign, Stop GE Trees, disseminates information and provides support to communities directly affected by this threat.

A recent report from the Campaign to Stop GE Trees alerts that the global release of genetically engineered (GE) trees is closer than it has ever been.
More than 50 organizations, networks and movements from Brazil and around the world denounce the release into the environment and the commercial use of a new transgenic eucalyptus from the Brazilian company Suzano Papel e Celulose.

The global Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees is in Raleigh, NC during the 2019 Tree Biotechnology Conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

Transgenic Trees Will Expand the Disaster of Tree Plantations. Already in Chile monoculture plantations of pine and eucalyptus are producing terrible impacts on rural communities, on people’s health, access to water, agriculture and forests.