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Environment, environmental agencies, GMOs, Nature, trees,

Grenoble to Replace Street Advertising with Trees and ‘Community Spaces – The city’s 326 advertising signs, including 64 billboards, will be removed between January and April next year and its contract with JCDecaux, the world’s leading outdoor advertising company, will be cancelled.

alamy

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Money Grows on Trees with Great Walnuts of China – Demand for Walnut toys has grown alongside China’s economic boom, and vendors say they are especially popular among the newly wealthy and gangsters profiting from Beijing’s grey economy.

AFP

China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. GMO crops are disrupting seed companies’ plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether.

Agrochemicals maker Syngenta's logo is seen in front of the company's headquarters in Basel

Other stories: Wildlife Managers Confirm Rare Sighting of Gray Wolf at Grand Canyon,

and France to Stop Credits for Coal Projects in Developing Countries

A pair of gray wolves are seen in the Red Feather Lakes, Colorado wolf refuge in this file photo.

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Environment, environmental agencies, GMOs, Nature, trees

Stories this week:

Grenoble to Replace Street Advertising with Trees and ‘Community Spaces – The city’s 326 advertising signs, including 64 billboards, will be removed between January and April next year and its contract with JCDecaux, the world’s leading outdoor advertising company, will be cancelled.alamy

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

Money Grows on Trees with Great Walnuts of China – Demand for Walnut toys has grown alongside China’s economic boom, and vendors say they are especially popular among the newly wealthy and gangsters profiting from Beijing’s grey economy.

AFP

China’s barriers to imports of some U.S. GMO crops are disrupting seed companies’ plans for new product launches and keeping at least one variety out of the U.S. market altogether.Agrochemicals maker Syngenta's logo is seen in front of the company's headquarters in Basel

Other stories: Wildlife Managers Confirm Rare Sighting of Gray Wolf at Grand Canyon,

and France to Stop Credits for Coal Projects in Developing CountriesA pair of gray wolves are seen in the Red Feather Lakes, Colorado wolf refuge in this file photo.

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The Treetalker

Special post – this is not my usual posting of news. I got an email from PBS about shows they’ve just made available on Roku (which I have), and I thought this would be interesting/uplifting. Haven’t watched it yet, but probably will tonight.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365192664/

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A little controversy, I think – 2 opposing articles on Genetically engineered trees. The first, from the Sierra Club. There were lots of others available, but they are well-spoken in their arguments; the second, reporting on the work being done to break down lingin (look it up) by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the U of Wisconsin-Madison. The scientists may be well-meaning, hoping their work will result in less pollution, but if they can manage to achieve their goals, then the paper/lumber industry will be replacing all the natural forests as fast as they can go with GMO trees, telling us it won’t make any difference. I can’t say I wish the researchers luck, but I think the outcome (on all levels) is inevitable, because big business, and rich people making more money for themselves, runs the world.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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My blog gives another article from the Sierra Club about the Privatization of Genetic Wealth.

It may be past 1984, but it’s still a Brave New World, folks, and it ain’t goin’ away.

 

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New on The Treetalker

A little controversy, I think – 2 opposing articles on Genetically engineered trees. The first, from the Sierra Club. There were lots of others available, but they are well-spoken in their arguments; the second, reporting on the work being done to break down lingin (look it up) by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the U of Wisconsin-Madison. The scientists may be well-meaning, hoping their work will result in less pollution, but if they can manage to achieve their goals, then the paper/lumber industry will be replacing all the natural forests as fast as they can go with GMO trees, telling us it won’t make any difference. I can’t say I wish the researchers luck, but I think the outcome (on all levels) is inevitable, because big business, and rich people making more money for themselves, runs the world.

http://laurajmerrilltreetalker.com

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My blog gives another article from the Sierra Club about the Privatization of Genetic Wealth.

It may be past 1984, but it’s still a Brave New World, folks, and it ain’t goin’ away.

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