28 Jun '11, 1pm

TAKE ACTION! End U.S. #FrankenTree Experiments: #Genetically Engineered #Trees Risky, Unnecessary and Must Be Resisted

TAKE ACTION! End U.S. #FrankenTree Experiments: #Genetically Engineered #Trees Risky, Unnecessary and Must Be Resisted

Barbara H. Wells, Ph.D., ArborGen, President and Chief Executive Officer Dear Dr. Wells, I am writing to express grave concern with Arborgen’s trial plantings of a quarter of a million genetically engineered eucalyptus trees, and with your company’s ultimate plans to sell these FrankenTrees for planting across millions of hectares from Texas to Florida. These genetically modified eucalyptus trees are like the notoriously aggressively expanding Kudzu plant invaders, but explosively flammable and toxic. I demand that Arborgen end these toxic and potentially deadly trials, discontinue all efforts to genetically modify trees, and support a US and Global permanent ban on genetically engineered trees. Even your industry concedes very little is known about how genes function in trees, or about how GE trees will react in a forest ecosystem. There is the real possibility that n...

Full article: http://forests.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=frankentrees

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