January 12th, 2017
After Six Years USDA, GE Tree Company ArborGen Fail to Launch GE Eucalyptus
New York (12 January 2017) – Tuesday, 17 January 2017, the eve of the new Trump Presidency, will mark six years since genetically engineered tree (GE) company ArborGen submitted a petition to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting unprecedented approval to sell GE eucalyptus trees. The USDA has still not made a decision. In 2013, the USDA received public comments at the rate of 10,000 to one rejecting these GE trees.  Since then, the USDA has not released any environmental assessments or other information on them.
“With the new anti-environmental Trump Administration coming in, we believe forests and the climate are going to be under attack,” explained Anne Petermann, Executive…