Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Petition and comments
6060 people have signed the petition
The Don't Destroy Research petition is now closed, many thanks to everyone who signed it. Below is the list of signatories and their comments. You can also see a collection of public support for the Rothamsted researchers' appeal here.
The planned direct action against the GM wheat experiment at Rothamsted did not happen on Sunday 27th May. The GM wheat trial is ongoing.
Nick Elsom, Farm manager
John Charles-Jones, Farmer
With all the challenges that face the World in keeping a growing population fed, we must not close our eyes to exploring in detail the opportunities that GM might have to offer. As a farmer I am happy to be led by the science, but before that can happen, the scientists must be allowed to carry out their research unhindered.
Andrew Watson, Crop Consultant
joe martin, farmer
Ouse Bridge Farms Ltd, company director
sam bliss, farmer
Anything to reduce chemical in puts
John Morton, Professor of Development Anthropology
Objective and careful science is essential to answer some of the questions about feeding a growing world population. Reasoned arguments, lawfully presented, on how GM crops are regulated and marketed, are an important part of the democratic process and scientists should listen - as they have done here. The debate does not need ill-informed, kneejerk reactions to new technology. Vandalism is unacceptable.
MalJ, retired technologist
I just want to help fight ignorance brought on by tabloid false scaremongering...
Laura Temple, Communications Executive
R J More & Partners, Farmer
We can not afford this infuriatingly short term approach to impede research into huge potential gain in terms of our general evolution and future wellbeing as a human race
T.P.S.Cane., Farm Manager
If we do not allow it to continue we will never the right answers.
Richard Palmer, Agronomist
We badly need this technology to keep pace with developments in the rest of the world and to ensure we produce food safely and efficiently.
Andrzej Animucki, Office assistant
James Tallowin, Farmer
we will need to know the answers one day
Alan Bundy, Professor of Auatomated Reasoning
Genetic engineering of plants is vital to ensure we can feed our burgeoning population. To ensure this food is safe, we must allow experiments to test its safety.
Tom, senior school student
The protesters have no right to destroy this
Nora Schmöckel, Student
G Skinner, Horticulturalist
Magni Bjarnason, Consultant, Crop Improvement & Seeds
M G Thompson, Agronomist
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