UN CBD Fails to Protect Forests from GE Trees

Under heavy pressure from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand and Australia, the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP-9) failed to pass a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered trees into the environment despite support for a global ban endorsed by hundreds of organizations around the world, and the unified efforts to stop GE trees carried out by NGOs, Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations, scientists and foresters present at the COP.

Call for GE Trees Ban

UN called on for Genetically Engineered Tree Ban FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 MAY 2008 Activists Symbolically Cut Trees to Save Forests and Call for GE Trees Ban Bonn, Germany-A large number of activists today stopped and cut Genetically Engineered frankentrees that attempted to invade a tree planting ceremony outside of the meeting of the UN […]

CBD GE Tress Protest

Dogwood Alliance at IP meeting

Dogwood Alliance speaks out in support of shareholder resolution on sustainable forestry and challenges to become an environmental leader at company's annual general meeting in New York!

Dogwood Alliance Launches No Free Refills in Louisville

Louisville, KY – This morning, community leaders and businesses joined Southern forest protection organization, Dogwood Alliance, in front of the signature KFC in Louisville, KY to release a report focused on the destructive legacy of fast food packaging and calling on the top offending restaurant chains, led by Louisville’s own Yum! Brands to dramatically overhaul its use of paper packaging or risk being the target of a national campaign. Yum! Brands is the parent company of five chains listed in the report, including KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and A&W.