Happy Holidays from the crew at Global Justice Ecology Project. Below is a very informative piece about the follies of attempting to use genetically engineered trees for conservation, by Rachel Smolker, co-Director of Biofuelwatch and Steering Committee member of the Campaign to STOP GE Trees.
By Rachel Smolker, Thursday, 25 December 2014 , Truthout | Op-EdAs the holiday season approaches, I just can’t keep those traditional Christmas tunes out of my head: “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “12 Days of Christmas,” and of course “The Christmas Song,” with its famous opening line, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.”I grew up in New York. My family used to venture into the city during the Christmas season, and we really did purchase little bags of roasted chestnuts from street vendors. I just love the smell and the sweet, earthy flavor of chestnuts. Reminiscing about that led me to think about food, forests and GMOs.