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Forests, Trees and Climate Change

Industry Hype & Misdirected Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions Genetically Engineering Poplars for Paper and Biofuels Condemned

(cross-posted) – Biofuelwatch, Center for Food Safety, Global Justice Ecology Project, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  –  9 APRIL 2014 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] The poplars were genetically engineered for altered lignin composition to allegedly …

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A Pathetic REDD Package

On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest…

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