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Take action: Stand up for your rice!

Background - October 15, 2009
Thanks to those of you who took action to protect rice! On October 15th 2009 we delivered 180,000 signatures to the EU Commission.

 

Rice is daily food for half of the world's population. Genetically modified (GM) rice, on the other hand, is a threat to our agriculture, our biodiversity and a possible risk to our health.

At present, GM rice is not grown commercially anywhere in the world. But Bayer, the German chemical giant, has genetically manipulated rice to withstand higher doses of a toxic pesticide called glufosinate, which is considered to be so dangerous to humans and the environment that it will soon be banned from Europe.

Read more about our GM rice campaign.