Genetically Engineered Trees
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CANADA: GROUP INCENSED OVER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED APPLE

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "The B.C. government is refusing to carry out a review of the genetically engineered (GE) apple it promised in 2012. The GE apple developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Summerland B.C. is genetically engineered to not turn brown for about 15 days after it is cut, and is under assessment for approval in Canada and the US."

The B.C. government is refusing to carry out a review of the genetically engineered (GE) apple it promised in 2012.

USA: IF GE TREES ARE PLANTED, EXPECT RESISTANCE

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently considering approval of the first genetically engineered (GE) tree for commercial use—a GE eucalyptus tree developed by the biotechnology corporation ArborGen. The tree is designed to withstand colder climates and would primarily be cultivated to provide pulp for paper and wood pellets used for fuel."

CANADA: B.C. GROCERS REFUSE TO SELL GM APPLES

Genetically Engineered Trees

SUMMARY: "If approved, genetically modified apples could hit Canadian shelves by end of year but twenty British Columbia grocers, including Olives Community Market in Function Junction, refuse to sell them."

If approved, genetically modified apples could hit Canadian shelves by end of year but twenty British Columbia grocers, including Olives Community Market in Function Junction, refuse to sell them.

Protesters disrupt genetically engineered trees corporate event

Genetically Engineered Trees

Industry Warned: “Plant genetically engineered trees and expect resistance”

Tallahassee, FL (US) - Demonstrators today interrupted an event hosted by genetically engineered (GE) tree company ArborGen, warning participants to expect growing protests should they plant GE trees. The event brought together landowners and foresters from the industrial tree plantation industry and featured top ArborGen scientists working on GE trees.

Genetically Engineering Poplars for Paper and Biofuels Condemned

Genetically Engineered Trees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9 APRIL 2014

Biofuelwatch, Center for Food Safety, Global Justice Ecology Project,
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Industry Hype & Misdirected Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions

Washington, DC--Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent
press release by researchers at the University of British Columbia
announcing they have created genetically engineered (GE) poplar trees for
paper and biofuel production, opening the prospect of growing these GE trees
like an agricultural crop in the future. [1]

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