Here are links for two excellent Recent Papers on the Dangers of GE Trees from groups leading the movement to make the public aware of the this critical environmental and social issue.
From The Center for Food Safety
Genetically Engineered Trees: The New Frontier of Biotechnology
Information on the Dangers of glyphosate/ Roundup A new and alarming study released in April 2013 shows that detectable amounts of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, have been found in the US food supply. According to the study, this chemical is significantly linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson’s, infertility, and a variety of cancers. You can read more about it here (Reuters) and here (Daily Mail). Roundup is heavily used in GE tree farming, as GE trees are designed to be “Roundup Ready,” as well as in industrial food farming.
Links to groups who are working more generally on anti-GMO activism and all the associated issues (such as the human health risks of the pesticides and herbicides used on genetically modified organisms):
- Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots community dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.
- The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. We investigate and report their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.
- The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.
- Hawai’i SEED is a nonprofit organization and coalition of grassroots groups from five islands including GMO-Free Kaua’i, GMO-Free O’ahu, and GMO-Free Maui