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 Greenwood, Student
Elaine Z M Da Silva, PhD student
Dr. Nicole Gerardo , Assistant professor
Kevin Walker, botanist
Jonathan Escolar, Programme Coordinator
Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission, Crop Advisor
Please keep up the great research! We appreciate your efforts to educate the public on biotechnology issues, and your commitment to continuing research.
Maria Sanchez-Contreras, Scientist
Marek Wojtuch, it operator
Get off from science!
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, Faisalabad Pakistan, Researcher
Please think logically, do not be scared of unproven hazards from GMOs when you are not worried even about your health consuming junk food with proven toxins and about environment by producing hazardous gases from your cars. Let the science progress to contribute in reducing scarcity of food in many parts of the globe.
Tom Evans, Scientist
We can only make progress when we know how things work. Destroying carefully conducted experiments won't help anyone. GM crops are controversial, however with good scientific evidence we can make educated predictions on which if any can be useful to society.
Colin Denholm, BSc (hons) MSc DIC PhD
Any kind of engineering is dangerous if done badly. Wonderful and superbly beneficial to humanity if done well. Let's give genetic engineering a chance.
Gudmundur Orn Arnarson, Software Test Manager
Dave Skirrow, Company director
Eleanor Hazael, Student
J FERRIER, Retired engineer
Ignorance is dreadful, wilful stupidity is unforgivable, helping the poor starve is criminal. Let's lock up green peace forever.
Kristin Laluk, Post-doctoral fellow
John Vogel, Scientist
This experiment is clearly aimed at developing a method to grow wheat with less pesticide use. Surely the protestors would recognize the importance of this research if they would only step outside of their preconceived ideological straightjackets for just a moment. That they would rather destroy this experiment than open their minds is unconscionable.
Eugenio Benvenuto, Laboratory Head
Heather Crisp, lawyer
Steve Mercer, Director of Communications