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.
Leila Abbas, Postdoctoral researcher
Paul Cook, Director, unemployed
I want to resist a return of The Age of Endarkenment whatever the merits of the wrecker's ideals
Shona Davies, Project Manager
Federica Savazzini, researcher
I worked in Rothamsted as PhD student (year 1996). I think that the researchers in Rothamsted are serious and they know what they are doing. GM are not the product of crazy scientists and they are not the monster of agricultural science. They are the product of hard scientific work and necessary for increasing our knowledge on plants.
Martyn Fuller, Business Development
Ann Williams, Administrator
Sam Cook, PhD Student (particle physics)
Please pay attention to the facts, not the fear.
Francesca Barratt, Student nurse
Miriam Taylor, Musician
Info and facts are very important. Please continue this vital research
Joseph Stephens, Bartender
Andrew Poole, Student Chemist
Jamie Drummond, Software Engineer
I believe greatly in the evolution of science yet the group attempting to end this trial have offered no science, not even dirt science, to disprove any assertion/hypothesis or paper posted on or concerning GM, its laughable that that they have gained any traction or support in an age when science has given so much.
Conor Byworth, Student
Chris Bird, Marketing
James Russell, Conservation / heritage volunteer
Peter Llewellyn, Retired
Joe Dobbins, Student
Incredible how people are so influenced by the media. Perhaps if they changed their sources of information they would see that there are very few negatives in introducing GM crops.
Robin Blake, Research Scientist
Helen Hutton, Teacher