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Biotech Tree Tests Rooted in Caution

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Biotech Tree Tests Rooted in Caution

Monday, April 25, 2005 Mike Toner

Genetic modification can add helpful traits, but effects on a forest's web of life call for extra care.

Behind a locked gate in a quiet corner of a University of Georgia research forest, 30 spindly poplar trees have earned another year of life.

CBD's `Giving Tree' Genetically Engineered Poplar and Eucalyptus

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CBD's `Giving Tree'

By Zuri Dar Mon., April 11, 2005
www.haaretz.com

'Sustainable' Green Deserts

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'Sustainable' Green Deserts

Vast eucalyptus monocultures are taking over giant swathes of the Brazilian landscape, feeding the pulp/paper and iron industries. Now 'forestry' corporations are claiming carbon credits for these green deserts, giving Western companies a license to burn more fossil fuels, at the expense of the indigenous people with a rightful claim to the land.

Chinese Daily Newspaper Lauds GE Trees

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More GE Trees 'no Threat' to Environment

By Zhao Huanxin (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-04-01 06:28

Increased planting of genetically engineered (GE) trees will pose no threat to the environment, Chinese scientists have claimed.

Speaking yesterday, experts and officials agreed that the use of modified poplar trees is bound to increase as the country sees surging demands for timber.

Can Genetically Modified Trees Help Save our Forests?

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Can Genetically Modified Trees Help Save our Forests?

T H E B I G Q U E S T I O N YO U R V I E W:
Yes 51%
No 49%

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