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The American Chestnut Foundation Bails as GE Chestnut Develops Growth and Mortality Problems and Fails to Resist the Blight

The American Chestnut Foundation Bails as GE Chestnut Develops Growth and Mortality Problems and Fails to Resist the Blight

Photograph Source: Greg Clarke – CC BY 2.0 Late on Friday, December 8th, the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) announced they were withdrawing their support for the “Darling 58” (D58) genetically engineered American chestnut tree. After 10+ years and millions of dollars invested into the D58 chestnut, as well as a massive publicity campaign involving media …