Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/GE-Bayer-Rice-Action-in-Austria-27MZIFL36P1F.htmlConceptually similarGE Bayer Rice Action in AustriaGP01Q21Completed★★★★GE Bayer Rice Action in AustriaGP01Q20Completed★★★★GMO Rice Protest (Philippines: 2006)GP057NCompleted★★★★GMO Rice Protest (Philippines: 2006)GP0FDRCompleted★★★★★★GMO Rice Protest (Philippines: 2006)GP092UCompleted★★★★GMO Rice Protest (Philippines: 2006)GP016G4Completed★★★★Action against Genetic Engineering in ViennaGP04Q8HCompleted★★★★Genetic Engineering Action at Unilever in ViennaGP04R9CCompleted★★★★Genetic Engineering Action at Unilever in ViennaGP04R9DCompleted★★★★View AllGP01ZIJGE Bayer Rice Action in AustriaGreenpeace activists wearing white overalls and masks hold bags of rice in front of the global pharmaceutical company Bayer in protest against the company's plan to introduce the genetically modified rice "LL62" to the food market. The banners read "Nein zum Gen-Reis!", in english: "No to GE-rice!" and "Hands off our rice".In original language:Bayer Genreis WienAktivisten der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace protestierten heute vor dem Wiener Büro des deutschen Pharma-Konzerns BAYER. Dieser plant einen gentechnisch veränderten Reis mit dem Namen ‚LL62’ auf den Lebensmittelmarkt zu bringen, der insbesondere für Kleinkinder eine Gesundheitsgefahr darstellen kann.Locations:Austria-Central Europe-ViennaDate:31 Mar, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Kurt PrinzMaximum size:4256px X 2832pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Bayer AG-Biohazard symbol-Day-Genetic engineering-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Masks (protective)-Office buildings-Outdoors-Props-Protective clothing-Rice-SAGE (campaign title)Shoot:GE Bayer Rice Action in AustriaGreenpeace activists protest in front of the Austrian headquarters of the global pharmaceutical company Bayer against the company's plan to introduce the genetically modified rice "LL62" to the food market. The LL62 rice, developed by Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary company of the German chemical giant Bayer AG, has been genetically-engineered to withstand high doses of glufosinate, sprayed on rice fields by farmers to control a wide range of weeds. The weeds will die, the GE rice will survive. Any use of the Bayer GE rice will lead to an increased use of the toxic herbicide – undoubtedly boosting sales of Bayer’s glufosinate as a consequence. It will also lead to higher risks for farmers, consumers and the environment.