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International Day against Tree Monocultures

Southern U.S. States Targeted for Genetically Engineered Tree Plantations

From: STOP GE Trees Campaign / Global Justice Ecology Project / Dogwood Alliance

United States–Today is the International Day Against Tree Monocultures [1]. Across the globe, timber plantations are wreaking havoc on forests and forest dependent communities. Now, to further exacerbate this damage, genetically engineered trees (or GE trees) pose a new and unprecedented threat.

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Alien Forest, Alien Ocean, Alien Sky

By Rady Ananda

Imagine our declining pollinators – bees, moths, butterflies and bats – coming upon thousands of acres of toxic trees, genetically engineered so that every cell in the tree exudes pesticide, from crown to root. Imagine a world without pollinators. Without seed dispersers. Without soil microbes.

It would be a silent forest, a killing forest, an alien forest. No wonder Vandana Shiva scoffs at the moniker, biotechnology. “This is not a life technology. It’s a death science.”

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Could GM eucalyptus trees be the kudzu of the 2010s?

GE trees a total pesticide, from root to crown.

By Charlotte Observer

There was a time in the South when planting kudzu was not viewed as botanical vandalism, but as a community-spirited gesture. The vine, imported from Asia, was intended to control erosion and provide forage for livestock.

Some things just don’t work out.

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