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Genetically Engineered Trees

OPEN LETTER & SUPPORTING STATEMENT TO BE SENT TO CTNBio to STOP GE Trees and Support the call by Brazilian and Latin American groups to reject Genetically Engineered eucalyptus trees

3 Jun, 2014

Dear friends, FuturaGene, a biotechnology firm owned by Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano, has requested authorization from the Brazilian Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) for the commercial release of its genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in Brazil. A letter has been issued by Brazilian and Latin American organizations (including CEPEDES; Terra de Direitos and the Latin American Network against Plantations) to CTNBio to urge them to deny this approval. As the Brazilian Open Letter (attached below) explains, if approved, use of GE …

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SEED DECLARATION, INDIA, 2012

14 May, 2013

Foreword: Seed diversity and agrobiodiversity worldwide face the growing threat of market liberalisation, including the FTA between India and the EU that will only suit agribusinesses. To safeguard seed diversity and farmers’…

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