Submission to the Convention on Biological DiversityAdvice on environmental impacts of transgenic forest trees for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)at its 13th meeting, to consider and assess the potential environmental, cultural, and socio-economic impacts of genetically modified trees on the conservation and sustainable use of forest biological diversity
Executive summary: The various ecological risks of transgenic forest trees are significant and are likely to prove unpredictable, unmanageable and irreversible. While potential benefits will accrue to some shareholders, the ecological and social risks of transgenic forest trees are likely to be shared by everyone.
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