Argument against genetical engineering of bioenergy trees

Environmental NGOs started a campaign to prevent genetical engineering of trees meant for bioenergy production. Protest presented in Asheville IUFRO conference.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords bioengineering, ArborGen
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict ArborGen tree engineering company have applied for deregulation of genetically engineered trees. NGOs protest.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests ENGOs are against GMO initiative for bioenergy purposes
Barriers for dialogue the alternative vision of NGOs and industry on the matter
Forums for dialogue open dialog and presentation of pros and cons
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation the independent assessment of the issue and SWOT analyses which should be presented openly to desicion mekers