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.
Saskia Hogenhout, Project Leader/Research scientist
GM crops can increase yield and agricultural growth particularly in developing countries. In addition, insecticide usage can be reduced resulting in a better environment as evidenced by a greater abundance of invertebrate species in many Bt crop fields. Given these advantages, GM technology should be given a chance.
Christos Ktori, Student
Xavier Pons, Entomologist
Steven Beard, Software Engineer
Let's make progress through carefully planned an informed research rather than by misinformed panic and vandalism.
Norma Morris, Farmer
Martin Powell, Telecoms Consultant
We will learn through research and dialogue - this has to be better than destruction.
John Tregoning, Lecturer
GM crops are a significant part of the solution to global food shortage and will ultimately reduce the requirement for high pesticide usage improving the environment not harming it. Without trials such as this the cost benefit cannot be assessed. Please don't wreck the crops
Alexander Nicholson, Teacher
Jamie Lockhart, Student
Adriana Venete, Student
Tim Knight, Student
Please let science do it's job, GM isn't dangerous, it'll save lives & allows us to feed the World's growing populace!
Michael Evans, Unemployed
Melanie Craze, Researcher
Gavin Steel, Research Technician
Helen Hipperson, Biologist
James Annan, Researcher
Andrés J. Gómez, Forestry Engineer
Stop destroying the future!!!
Fabricio Sola, Student
Kevin Valle, college student
JESUS GARCIA PEREDO, POLICEMAN
La violencia ignorante no podrá hacernos retroceder hasta la época de las cavernas, aunque el camino hasta erradicar la incultura esté lleno de dificultades y superstición malsana.
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