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.
Rhianna Goozee, Student
Natasha Pavlovskis, Student
Andrea Harper, Crop Geneticist
Ruth Schofield, Student
Valerie Daly, Retired nurse
I support the search for evidence in science. I support efforts to feed the hungry of the world
Gopiballava Flaherty, Computer Scientist
It is frustrating to see people complain that we don't know the risks, that there isn't any non-corporate research, and then complain when people attempt to carry out research.
Louise Marsh, Herbarium Assistant
Big thumbs-up to Rothamsted's approach on this - engage activists in dialogue - many will share biologists' concerns about global biodiversity and nature conservation, and will want to learn more about the challenges scientists and farmers face in developing more environmentally sustainable ways of managing food & energy production. Best wishes to Rothamsted's excellent staff as they exploit this opportunity for some effective science outreach, and help the protesters understand what scientists actually do and why it's so important.
david hill, farmer
we need sound science to help us grow our crops with less input.
Andrew Deer, Information Technology
Reason and Science are the only way mankind can progress.
Prof. Tom Berman, Aquatic Microbiology
Aldo Zullini, professor
Ignorance must not prevail!
james ward, postman
Esther Robinson, Clinical Research fellow
Until we do the experiment, how do we know which is more harmful? GM wheat or non-GM wheat and lots of insecticides. Good decisions, including bans, are made on the basis of sound evidence.
Edmond Hyland, Civil Servant
Ahmed, MSc. Nematology
Genetically modified plants intended for helping people through increased productivity by way of reducing production cost is beneficial
Tess Stobie, Marketing consultant
tzvetelina, PhD student
Nicola Zagari, MSc Plant Biotechnology Student
Alex Guttenplan, Student
James Oliver, Student
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