Groups in Brazil are asking for your solidarity by signing the letter denouncing Brazil’s approval of a genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-tolerant eucalyptus tree.
More than 50 organizations, networks and movements from Brazil and around the world, including the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), denounce the release into the environment and the commercial use of a new transgenic eucalyptus from the Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano. The deadline to sign is June 19 and it is open to both groups and individuals.
The form to sign is in Portuguese – it says:
“The signing organizations denounce to the President of the National Technical Commission on Biosafety – CTNBio – and the Federal Public Ministry the decision of 16 November 2021, approving the release into the environment, commercial use and any other related activities of the new transgenic eucalyptus developed by FuturaGene, owned by Suzano Papel e Celulose. The letter requests the immediate revocation of the approval of Suzano’s transgenic eucalyptus 751K032, as well as the action and intervention of the Federal Public Ministry to revoke CTNBio’s decision, taken without broad public debate, particularly in regions already exposed for years to eucalyptus monoculture in Brazil.” Click here to sign or read the full Open Letter in English here.