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    Post  mudra on Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:59 am

    The Growing Threat Genetically Engineered Trees -
    Award winning documentary film explores the growing global threat of genetically engineered trees to our environment and to human health. The film features renowned geneticist and host of PBS' The Nature of Things David Suzuki, who explores the unknown and possibly disastrous consequences of improperly tested GE methods.

    A Silent Forest

    Part 1 of 5


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5rHZE9H7OA



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    Post  mudra on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:03 am

    Alien Forests, Oceans and Skies: Genetically Engineered [b]Forests, Altering the Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

    by Rady Ananda
    Global Research, September 8, 2010

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20957

    Imagine our declining pollinators – bees, moths, butterflies and bats – coming upon thousands of acres of toxic trees, genetically engineered so that every cell in the tree exudes pesticide, from crown to root. Imagine a world without pollinators. Without seed dispersers. Without soil microbes.

    It would be a silent forest, a killing forest, an alien forest. No wonder Vandana Shiva scoffs at the moniker, biotechnology. “This is not a life technology. It’s a death science.”

    Genetically engineered forests are a holocaust on nature. An award-winning documentary, A Silent Forest: The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees (2005, 46 mins) details the appalling effects. (You can buy the full length film at Amazon.)

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    Post  mudra on Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:54 pm

    Genetically Modified Forest Planned for U.S. Southeast
    International Paper and MeadWestvaco are planning to transform plantation forests of the southeastern U.S. by replacing native pine with genetically engineered eucalyptus
    By Paul Voosen January 29, 2010



    Genetic engineering is coming to the forests.

    While the practice of splicing foreign DNA into food crops has become common in corn and soy, few companies or researchers have dared to apply genetic engineering to plants that provide an essential strut of the U.S. economy, trees.

    But that will soon change. Two industry giants, International Paper Co. and MeadWestvaco Corp., are planning to transform plantation forests of the southeastern United States by replacing native pine with genetically engineered eucalyptus, a rapidly growing Australian tree that in its conventional strains now dominates the tropical timber industry.

    The companies' push into genetically modified trees, led by their joint biotech venture, ArborGen LLC, looks to overcome several hurdles for the first time. Most prominently, they are banking on a controversial gene splice that restricts trees' ability to reproduce, meant to allay fears of bioengineered eucalyptus turning invasive and overtaking native forests.

    Read full article here : http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=eucalyptus-genetically-modified-pine-tree-southwest-forest

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    Post  Carol on Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:52 pm

    What happened when a tree is just a tree and seedlings were used from the type of trees one wanted to grow?

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