If the United States Department of Agriculture accepts the deregulation petition for the blight-tolerant chestnut tree, it will be the first genetically modified tree approved for environmental conservation use in the US. Join Dr. William (Bill) Powell, director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. Jared Westbrook, director of science at the American Chestnut Foundation, for a discussion on this innovative approach to conservation. The talk will be moderated by Sara Fitzsimmons, director of restoration at the American Chestnut Foundation.
The American Chestnut Foundation has created a page that includes links to all the relevant petition documents, as well as tips on writing a comment. If you’d like to support the GM chestnut, comments are due Oct. 19
It will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
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