GMO eucalyptus plantations in southern US

In response to industry plans to develop eucalyptus plantations across the US South, environmental groups are raising serious concerns about the impacts of eucalyptus plantations on forests, rural communities, wildlife and the climate, especially if those trees are genetically engineered.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords stop bioenergy
References http://climate-connections.org/2013/02/12/genetically-engineered-trees-for-bioenergy-pose-major-threat-to-southern-forests/
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests industry is aiming to expand the eucaliptus plantations, while NGOs are concerned about environment, wilflife and livelihoods of local people
Barriers for dialogue different perspective on the same issue
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Stronger position of US Forest Service who opposes GE eucalyptus plantations due to their impact on ground water and streams
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