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The fungus that causes Dutch elm disease (DED) – Ophiostoma ulmi – has killed around 77 million American elms, decimating these graceful trees along streets and in parks and gardens, since its introduction to the United States in 1931.

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Corporations stealthily introduced genetically engineered (GE) foods into agriculture and supermarkets in the past decade, and consumers rebelled. Less publicized, however, are GE trees, which are in the early stage of development, mostly at corporate and university research plots. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which requires permits for testing and releasing GE trees, has already approved at least 124 open air field tests of GE trees.

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