This was just the beginning come out today, Tuesday May 28 to Pritchard Park at 4:00 pm for a rally and march to confront the GE Tree industry while they are in Asheville!
Originally posted on Earth First! Newswire:
Cross Posted from Climate Connections
Asheville, NC – As the Tree Biotechnology 2013 conference kicked off early Monday, two Asheville residents were arrested after disrupting a major presentation by Belgian tree engineer Wout Boerjan entitled, “Engineering trees for the biorefinery.”
The protestors said that if legalized, GE trees would lead to the destruction of native forests and biodiversity in the US South, and be economically devastating to rural communities.
The talk was disrupted for 20 minutes.
Farmer and professor Steve Norris said, “We took dignified action today to directly confront the growing corporate control over our seeds, forests, and communities. We are sending a crystal clear message to the GE tree industry and its investors – expect resistance.”
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