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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.
Simone Hofmeister, Executive Assistant
K Cringle, Building Engineer
If you destroy this data why not just burn all the books!
Sara Marshall, Doctor and scientist
Ian Harvey, Computer engineer
Maybe we will all eventually agree GM food is not right, but if we do there have to be good, hard reason why. If we give up because we're too scared to even try, we've failed the poor and hungry in the world.
David Carey, retired
I really don't want to go back to a non science era. One wonders how many of these ideologues opposed to research understand science.
Behzad Ghareyazie, Senior Scientist
Iran Biotechnology Information Center, Senior Scientist
Destroying any research field means destroying hopes of many people to enjoy better life, those people to have spent money on public research.
Marina Osorio, PhD student
Kiwamu Tanaka, Research Scientist
Sergio Landeo, Biologist
Brian hearst, Office clerk
All agriculturally important plants have been genetically modified through inbreeding, cross breeding or artificial selection. It just takes longer than gene splicing. Modern wheat is much more hardy and productive than, say, wheat in Roman times. No need for all this fear!
vishnu raghavan, b school student and msc zoology, from madras christian college
it is essential that this work is not dstroyed in so unjust and rapacious a manner. the need is to protect this work but at the same time it should be ensured that the gmos arent allowed to mix with and damage endemic biodeversity. such an occurance would be a huge tragedy
Bridget Ogilvie, Retired scientist
Glad to give my support
Lars Petrasovits, Scientist
Is there really any great difference between self-styled activists and people who deliberately fly aeroplanes into buildings?
Brad Russell, Teacher
Vanessa rolfe, Teacher
Richard Marshall, Loss adjusted
Peng Yunliang, Research
It is necessasry to be cautious to release GMO into environment, but this does not mean there should be no release at all. Better communication between researchers and public or private groups can help things go on in right ways. On the otherhand, better security facility is necessary for plot experiment in the field to get rid of unexpected picking up of seeds and other plant materials by birds, rodents, and even people.
Shane Peiris, IT Consultant
Simon Dillon, Student
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