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.
Federico Montali, Glass Packaging Engineer
Matt Hamer, Musician
Diego Diniz, Civil Servant
This issue afects us all, even those on the other side of the Atlantic: no one should look away and allow intolerance and lack of knowledge win.
Daphne Turner, Retired Nurse Advisor
Watch the TV adverts! Children are starving in their thousands, therefore, all research into sustainable food etc. must be good and should not be hindered in any way.
Lorette Michallon, Babywearing consultant
Being scared of the unknown is a natural reaction, but only by researching and understanding can we make informed choices. Do not remove this freedom. Support our research instead
Mark Benfold, Unemployed
Kevin, IT Engineer
Farmers and gardeners have been genetically modifying plants and crops for years (this is the reason why carrots are orange) the difference here is that the random element has been removed. Understand something before you vilify it!
Christopher Jones, Research Scientist
The response from Rothamsted Research in the face of these protests is a credit to themselves. Open, frank and honest about their science. Its the only way to move forward.
Jennifer Guz, Shop Assistant
Calvin Beckford, Website owner
We MUST progress
sam woollard, retired
Jenny Broughan, Scientist
Steve Mills, Export Manager
Oliver Parvin, I.T. Engineer
Mike cairns, Systems analyst
Let there be light....
Tim Reid, Video Designer
Natural doesn't automatically mean good. Keep scientists honest about their work but do it based on evidence, not fallacies.
Howard Storey, Student
May humanity move forward hand in hand with science and the environment.
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