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.
Ross Cunningham, video producer
Jamie Murray, Psychologist
Matthias Gerndt, Phd Student (White) Biotechnology
I hope that the critics actually try to discuss and listen to the arguments. As for my experience most people in germany just repeat what greenpeace and foodwatch tells them - and everyone else must be paid by monsanto etc.. A "fun thing" i like to tell is the EHEC -Epedimia in Germany - caused by Bio-Vegetables (a word which was never seen in newspapers) - and cured with Eculizumab (genetically engineered - at that point not even approved...) - so everything has it'S up and downside. Anyway - a technology isn't bad or good just by existing - but by the way it's used. Regards to Rothamsted
Bridget Benson, Neuroscience student
Owen Jones, Ecologist
Glynnis Lister, retired paramedic
Horsepower Productions, filmmaker
Infuriating, depressing and plenty of other strong adjectives.
Victor Hevia, Scientific advisor
Anthony Hodgekiss, Agric. Consultant
For world food and agricuture's sake, we have got to start making some progress with this technology, as well as reducing food wastage.
Suchozebrska Karolina, polish
Sam Johnson, Physicist
Congratulations to the scientists at Rothamsted, not only for carrying out exciting research of potential benefit to the environment and humanity alike, but for the deftness and wisdom with which they have confronted this barbaric, ignorant attack. Clearly much is needed to be done to increase the public understanding of science and technology.
Joy-Aisling Brown, MA Student
Laura Alcazar Fuoli, Researcher- Microbiology
Simon Hoyle, Lecturer
John A Lucas, Plant Pathologist
I am signing to support the right of publically funded scientists to do research that has been through the formal evaluation procedures.
I do not in Believe in the francanstien concept. Anything that helps to feed the world must be good.
Oliver Chapman, PR Exec
Jenny Payne, Acting Headteacher
'We are not civilised by the extent to which we can return to nature, but by the extent to which we can overcome it.' Scientific research and progress vs superstition and ignorance!
Daniel Montesinos, Biologist
The inquisition loved to destroy knowledge. We are facing a modern inquisition of a kind.
Shirley Lacy, Writer