Rachel Smolker

Rachel Smolker, Ph.D. is codirector of Biofuelwatch and member of the Campaign to Stop GE Trees and the Global Forest Coalition.  She lives in Vermont.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Genetically-Engineered Trees: A "Cure" Worse Than the Disease
On Thursday, the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement, MST, made it quite clear that they, along with groups all over the world, soundly reject genetically engineered trees. Futuragene, a company owned by Suzano, one of Brazil's largest pulp producers, had recently applied for commercial release of...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
After the Climate March, Then What? Flood Wall Street
This coming week in New York City promises to be interesting. Ban Ki Moon has called for the UN Climate Summit where President Obama and other heads of state will likely call for voluntary measures and vague aspirations at the beck and call of the corporations that currently have a stranglehold on...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Climate Crisis: Radical Action or a New Battlefront in the War on Nature?
Will declaring a ‘climate emergency’ help to finally prompt radical action to address climate change? A growing number of campaigners as well as scientists think so and hope that a major wakeup call about unfolding climate disasters will spur governments and people into action.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks
This week in Asheville, N.C., the IUFRO "Tree Biotechnology" conference will meet. And the attendees will be met: by protests. Public opinion is unequivocally opposed to genetically engineered trees.
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