Support a U.N. Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Trees

Fri, May 16, 2008 E-Bulletins

Dear Supporter

The Harper government is using public funds to field test genetically engineered (GE) trees at government research stations in Canada. Tree pollen can travel hundreds of miles and the release of GE trees will put our forest ecosystems and biodiversity at risk from irreversible contamination.“Genetically engineered trees have the potential to wreak ecological havoc throughout the world’s native forests,” says Dr. David Suzuki. “Any outdoor test plots or existing plantations should be removed.”

Around the world, governments, Indigenous peoples, and environmental organizations are calling for a ban on GE trees. 

From May 19-30 our government will take part in a major UN meeting that will decide “yes” or “no” to a global moratorium on genetically engineered trees.

Write to Environment Minister John Baird and the other political leaders now, calling for our government to:

  • SUPPORT an international moratorium on GE trees
  • STOP field trials of genetically engineered trees in Canada
In solidarity and with thanks to you,
Kathleen, Peggy, Pauline and Becky for

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