Genetically Engineered Trees
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Canada receives approval request for GMO non-browning apple

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Still facing market skepticism, Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is seeking Canadian approval for the genetically engineered “Arctic’ non-browning apple.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is taking comments on a request for unconfined environmental release for commercial planting purposes in Canada.

The CFIA said it received the request for apple events GD743 and GS784, which have been genetically engineered to be non-browning.

ILLEGAL FIELD TRIALS OF GE CHERRY, KIWI AND OLIVE TREES EXPOSED IN ITALY BY THE GENETIC RIGHTS FOUNDATION

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SUMMARY: "The not-for-profit Genetic Rights Foundation has exposed today the existence of an experimental field of GE trees, planted by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Viterbo, near Rome, whose permission expired in 2008. In 1998 the University was granted a decade long permission to carry out field research on different plant species [...] In March 2010, after having received the opinion of the Regional Competent Authority, the NCA denied the extension of the permission and ordered the disposal of the trees and the clean up of the site."

‘Confined’ field releases of Eucalyptus neither confined nor safe

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Perfunctory environmental assessment based largely on uninformed prejudice and hiding crucial details on gene constructs under ‘Confidential Business Information’ Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

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GMO trees grow in Sweden and cause concern

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SUMMARY: "This year genetically modified hybrid aspen and fruit trees are growing on 3,8 ha in Sweden. Proponents believe that GMO-trees are part of the solution to the problem of a growing population. Critics are concerned about the negative consequences for the ecosystem and the risks for human and animal health. The field trials with GMO trees include hybrid aspen and apple and pear trees. The aspen have been modified to have higher growth rate and to be drought resistant. The fruit trees have been modified to have a stronger root system."

GMO TREES GROW AND CAUSE CONCERN

Court loss won’t stop U.S. environmentalists’ battle against GE eucalyptus trees

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Environmentalists are vowing to continue their fight against genetically engineered “frankentrees” after losing a test case in Florida earlier this month.

“We’re not terribly discouraged,” said Anne Petermann, executive director of the Global Justice Ecology Project and the coordinator of the STOP GE Trees Campaign.

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