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.
James Taylor, Biochemist
Threatening criminal action because you don't agree with something isn't protest. It's terrorism.
Dallas Swallow, Professor of Human Genetics
Robert Michael Walsh, Research Student
Development of GM crops could save millions of lives in the long term. In fact they could help restore ecosystems that were previously destroyed.
Carlos Serrano, Aerospace engineering student
Yaadwinder Sidhu, Doctoral research student
Dear Take your Flour back and all other Anti GM protesters, With due respect please do not destroy the research which could be very crucial, especially with regards our ever increasing demand for food. Equally, I would also like to point out that if you don't understand scientific research thats acceptable but to destroy something that you don't understand just because it makes no sense to you is completely unwise act. So please please think and try to understand that such experiments are hard work of many people over of the year and don't destroy their work along with the hope of being able to maintain ample supplies of food in near future. Best Regards Yaad
Salavador Costa Gonzalez, Agronomist
I think that the GMO can improve the environment
David Pettitt, Farmer and Conservationist
Follow the science - society needs to be able to make informed decisions based on research.
Albert Badia Baldero, Computer Programmer
Fear to the unknown is the first step to failure.
Michaele Alejandro Chalen Roman, student of laboratory
Belen Ballesteros, Artist
Sam Mercer, Marketing Coordinator
Maria Martínez-Giner, Veterinary
Cristina Montañola, PhD student
Raquel Mejias, Biochemist
Mark Fielder, Computer programmer
Ernesto Hinojosa Vidal, Plan Biologist
Marcelo Vázquez Molina, nurse
It´s SO important the education...
José Luis Ferreira, University Professor
Samantha Irving, Clinical Physiologist
Shameful anti-science behaviour dressed up as organic activism, science should be based on empirical trials not public vote for the outcome
Raúl Castro Cuñarro, Programer
I think this type of vandalism is worst than deplorable, is stupid. No one has the right to stop the advance of science, maybe even if the experiment fail, the researches could learn thing to do better in future.