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The Final Straw
A conversation with Anne Petermann of the Global Justice Ecology Project
Weekly Program
Anne Petermann
 The Final Straw Radio  Contact Contributor
from http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw/04/2013/stop-the-spread-of-ge-trees-in-the-south-before-it-starts:

Anne Petermann, of the Global Justice Ecology Project, joins us this week to talk about the threats posed by Genetically Engineered Trees getting released into the U.S. as the USDA considers allowing Arborgen to found millions of acres of plantations across the southern U.S. These plantations, reaching from Texas to South Carolina, where the company is based, could destroy forest diversity, kill wildlife, exacerbate droughts, feed fire storms (not Firestorm), and spread quickly with the help of cold-resistant gene modification.

In the last week of May, Asheville will be hosting a Biotech Tree conference. Concurrently, Katuah Earth First! and GJEP (along with other projects) will be holding protests and workshops around the issues of GE Trees to educate the public and grow resistance.

http://www.treebiotech2013.org/

http://globaljusticeecology.org/stopgetrees.php

On Mapuche resistance in Chile, check out:
https://chileboliviawalmapu.wordpress.com/
http://wccctoronto.wordpress.com/

The tracklist can be found here: http://www.ashevillefm.org/node/6716

Archives of this show and contact can be found at thefinalstrawradio.noblogs.org

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