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.
Nigel Last, General Manager
If we don't test our theories, we will never know...
Andrew Riley, IT Dev
Put the Luddites back in their box. If they even understood the purpose or risks of these trial I might be tempted to listen, but they're just destructive yobs.
sophia bauer, language teacher
Ute Gerhardt, Programmer
Colin Robertson, Civil Engineer
The actions by "Take the flour back" are unreasoning and unreasonable. The proposed destruction of research is not legitimate protest but vandalism and individuals who take part should be open to prosecution and civil damages.
gwyn Morris, chief operations officer
Valentin Ponsa, illustrator
Andrew Matheson, PhD student
John Davey, Accountant
Jack Lee, Student
Priscila Veiga Andre, Biologist
Inma Serrano, Student
Ahmet Bayram, Entomologist
Nicola Madden , farmer
Research which offers the potential to reduce dependence on agrochemicals must surely be a step in the right direction.
Alex Gunyon, Geography Student
Benjamin Roth, Marketing Analyst
Scientific research is what has allowed most people in modern society to crawl out of the dirt and live healthy happy lives. If you're afraid of GM foods and/or want labeling, I can understand that, but destroying knowledge or blocking attempts to get knowledge is never the answer. The systematic destruction of knowledge is what caused the Dark Ages. Please don't do this.
hilmi mustaffar, student
James Rowe, PhD student
Lynda Harford, Councillor
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