From the Forums: Genetically Engineered Forests

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PeterLepacus is worried for his forests:

Genetic engineering is coming to the forests...Two industry giants, International Paper Co. and MeadWestvaco Corp., are planning to transform plantation forests of the southeastern United States by replacing native pine with genetically engineered eucalyptus, a rapidly growing Australian tree that in its conventional strains now dominates the tropical timber industry.

Can anything be done to stop the specter of genetic engineering? Join the conversation.

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