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.
Elina Immonen, Post-graduate researcher
Nick Foster, Business Analyst
Samantha Fox, Research Scientist
David Macmaster, Food Service Adviser
Colin Reid, Graphic Designer
Marianna Fasoli, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Jean-Marc Neuhaus, University Professor
Oliver Caspari, PhD student
Diana K Kirk, Medical student
Radical behaviour does nothing to help any situation. Humans have been breeding plants for thousands of years to bring out favourite genes, this is no different. Interesting how this group is willing to poison the land and any of the important invertebrates needed in the soil, to make things better.
Ilaria Pepponi, Research assistant
PhD student. If fundamentalists were deprived of all benefits that were generated through research (vaccines, medicines, etc.) they would realise what a difficult life this would be!
John Lagrue, IT consultant
Ricardo Louro, REsearcher
Mario Pezzotti, Professor of Plant Genetics
I am fed up with fundamentalism
Preben Bach Holm, professor
Ellen Fry, Post-doctoral researcher
Atle M. Bones, Professor
Scientific contributions like this one which might contribute to a more sustainable agriculture needs our support.
Claire West, PhD student
Belen Floriano, Research
Verena Hehle, PhD
Nikolai Adamski, PhD Student
Stop the madness! Why does the word Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) trigger a blind hatred in the minds of some people? Instead of destroying years of research (which was funded by the public!), people should talk to scientists about their fears and anxieties toward GMOs. Man has been tempering with the genomes of crops for 10,000 years in an uncontrolled and more dangerous manner than any modern and precise GM techniques. The whole siutation is reminiscent of the dispute Galileo had with the pope. Surely we must have become more reasonable by now?
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