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Genetically Modified Trees

Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on the topic GM trees. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

'Confined' field releases of Eucalyptus neither confined nor safe
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 21st March 2012

USDA FONSI for Transgenic Poplars Absurd & Dangerous
Cavalier risk assessment that ignores existing evidence and takes absence of evidence as evidence of absence
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 7th March 2008

Unregulated Release of GM Poplars and Hybrids
USDA rubberstamps the largest ever collection of transgenic poplars with uncharacterized and dangerous constructs
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 17th August 2007

Moratorium on all GM Trees and Ban on GM Forest Trees
Genetically modified (GM) trees have all the hazards of GM crops only worse, GM forest trees, in particular, are the ultimate threat to people and planet
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 18th February 2007

UN Convention Recognises GM Tree Threat
Why there should be a moratorium on GM trees
Sam Burcher 30th May 2006

UN Cautions Over GM trees
Why there must be a moratorium on commercialisation of GM trees.
Sam Burcher 12th October 2005

Terminator Trees
Sterile GM trees cannot contain transgenes, instead, they raise special safety concerns for health and biodiversity
Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 2nd March 2005

GM Trees Lost in China's Forests
GM poplars released and unregulated are hard to trace, GM trees are a potential ecological disaster and should be banned
Sam Burcher 1st March 2005

GM Forest Trees - The Ultimate Threat
Genetically modified (GM) forest trees do not attract the same immediate health concerns as GM food crops. But in reality, they pose an even greater threat because they impact directly on natural forests that are essential for the survival of our planet
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 28th February 2005

No to GM Trees
Sam Burcher reports on a global movement to ban GM trees
Sam Burcher 2nd August 2004

Low Lignin GM Trees and Forage Crops
Prof. Joe Cummins explains why genetically modifying trees and forage crops to reduce their lignin content could make them more susceptible to pests. Other issues related to the GM construct, such as genetic instability, the persistence of antibiotic resistance marker genes in the ecosystem and biosafety in general, have also not been sufficiently considered.
Prof. Joe Cummins 5th June 2004

GM Trees Alert
Prof. Joe Cummins gives us timely warnings of mad scientists developing GM trees that send mercury vapor into the air and questions the benefits of GM trees with reduced lignin content.
Prof. Joe Cummins 5th July 2002