GE Trees Briefing

Publication - 29 May, 2008
Genetically engineered trees posespecific environmental risks that are even higher than those of annual crops suchas maize or soy. Trees are long lived, wild and undomesticated species that are partof natural food webs and ecosystems, and hence pose long-term environmentalthreats to biodiversity-rich ecosystems that are difficult, if not impossible, toforesee and assess. This briefing paper outlines these threats.

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Num. pages: 6