Tell the USDA: No GMO trees without public approval
You’ve heard of genetically modified foods. But have you heard of genetically modified trees?
If you haven’t, it might be because the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – the government agency tasked with regulating GMOs and assessing their risks to the public and the environment – didn’t think your opinion mattered when it secretly approved the first corporate-sponsored, patented, genetically engineered tree: ArborGen’s loblolly pine. 1
Despite well-warranted public opposition to GE trees, the USDA approved ArborGen's GE pine with absolutely no public oversight, nor any assessment of the risks it poses to the environment.
Tell the USDA: No genetically engineered trees without public oversight and regulation.