GE Trees: ArborGen goes down

Rainforest News: ArborGen had requested permission from the USDA to plant GE eucalyptus trees in commercial plantations across the southern U.S., involving as many as 260,000 trees planted at 29 sites during the next few years. Much smaller lots of the genetically altered trees have been growing in some of the states for years and we recently learned that the USDA turned them down. 17,500 people signed a petition or sent in comments to the USDA opposing GE eucalyptus trees. While this is not a permanent victory,......

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