The Growing Threat: Genetically Engineered Trees and the Future of Forests

Published Robbie - Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:45am

 

The Growing Threat: Genetically Engineered Trees and the Future of Forests
A teach-in and campaign building workshop

Featuring members of Global Justice Ecology Project & the International Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees

 
 
Genetically Engineered (GE) trees pose an enormous risk to the biodiverse forests of the southeastern US. GE trees are being promoted for use in industrial monoculture plantations for timber, pulp and bioenergy. GE trees like the highly invasive, flammable eucalyptus are being pushed as 'climate solutions' despite the enormous human health and ecological risks. Native pine and poplar are being engineered to replace more conventional varieties, running the risk of genetic contamination, herbicide producing trees and increased plantations. Right now there are GE test plots all over the southeast and the USDA is currently considering commercializing them for the first time in history. It's not to late to stop it in its tracks!
 
Come learn about the important work being done to stop this threat, share you knowledge and let's work together in the global fight to protect forest biodiversity."
 
For more info please visit: stopGEtrees.org
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Sun, 10/27/2013 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated