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.
Mark Rees, Freelance Writer
Martyn Feather, Graphic Designer
Matt Burrell, Student
We need to educate people that GM doesn't mean 'grotesque monster'
Benjamin R Osborn, Internet Entertainer
Alasdair McGregor, Medical microbiologist (BMS)
Hedvig Vidarsdotter Juul, Student
anders Teigland, student in nanotechnology
James Hope, Student
Antony Wallace, software engineer
Roy Clarke, College Lecturer
As a former research scientist I know the importance of the research work I did in transport studies. I see the results of it on the roads everyday making peoples journeys easier. Without funding the work I did wouldn't have happened we need to protect vital research in the UK.
Pell Wall Perfumes, Perfumer
There are many reasons to worry about the long term consequences of using GM crops, but destroying research is a bad as burning books: cowardly vandalism. Open minds and advancing knowledge are the keys to human improvement. History is clear that attempts to halt progress are doomed: better to advance our knowledge and far better to do so independently than with commercial interest in the driving seat.
jesse flynn, student
Brigitta Summers, Student
Keith Hyland, retired IT engineer
Eilis Karr, Veterinary Student
Richard Taylor, IT consultant
"Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible" - Jacob Bronowski
Sally Lee, Education Officer
L Wilcock, Research Student
Nigel Walker, Actor
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