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Take Action: Stop GE Trees

December 2023

Send your email today – stop the approval of the genetically engineered American chestnut.

The US government is considering a request to allow the release of a genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) American chestnut tree called “Darling 58” into US forests. The GE trees could spread from across the border. Researchers say they will also ask the Canadian government to approve planting this GE tree in Canadian forests.

On December 8, 2023, The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) announced it is discontinuing its development of Darling 58 but the research team at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) says they will continue to seek regulatory approval. Write to them today using the green box on this page.

For more information on the GE American chestnut and GE trees see