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.
Mike Wood, Engineer
Mark Young, Student
'Destroying research is worse than burning books' - I could not put this better.
richard fisher, management consultant
Nanea Taylor, neuroscientist
Destroying research is worse than burning books.
Jonathan Holtom, Retired public servant
Human progress has always involve some risk. By and large science has benefited mankind. In an overcrowded world plant science is the only way we will find ways feed everyone. GM is another tool in the box and has risks which need to be managed. Publicly funded UK research is likely to lead to much better outcomes than leaving it to overseas commercial companies. The genie is already out of the bottle. We can and should be managing it and leading the world here.
George Hawthorne, software developer
Alex Lockton, Ecologist
This seems like a sensible GM trial to me. Let it go ahead.
Sandra Prusaka, Bioinformatics student
Nicky Whiting, SEO Consultant
Scientific research is the core to human development and must be done. There has been a lot of incorrect press about GM - give the scientists chance to prove it is safe
Mark, Environmental Scientist
Dominic Clarke, Postgraduate Researcher
Lindsay Reed, Student
Bethan Morgan, Student
Sir David Smith, retired scientist
It is most important that no destruction takes place. It harms anyone attempting to make a scientific case against GM, and it harms the excellent scientists at Rothamsted who do so much to improve agriculture. Please, please, no destruction whatsoever
Charlie Cameron, Graduate student
Think before you destroy knowledge
Anthony Hiscocks, Student
Ailidh Woodcock, PhD Student
Fully support this campaign. I really would like to appeal to the protestors to discuss the issues they have with researchers rather than engaging in destructive behaviour which could ruin huge potential gains for agriculture and the environment.
Ceri Brenner, PhD research student
Steve G, Researcher
David Robinson, Professor