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.
Sharon Zytynska, Evolutionary Ecologist
Kieran MacGillicuddy, Project Manager
People who reject scientific research in this ill-informed and knee-jerk way are nothing less than modern day Luddites.
Deri Tomos, Plant Science Professor
Elizabeth Harris, Farmer
Engage with the scientists on an intelligent level. So much more could be gained. Protesters are too often ill informed and hysterical and show too little understanding of the issues they are protesting about.
Maria Padget, Communications
Amanda McDougall, Solicitor
Ashwin Gopaul, FD
Lorna Trimnell, Plant Scientist
Heathside Consulting Ltd, Environmental consultant
A knee jerk destructive response is ill-informed and unhelpful: both to research and the cause the protestors wish to promote.
Michael Rutledge, Student
I support this work, and hope that funding may be sought to be raised to adequately isolate the crop, preventing pollination to neighbouring areas.
Thom Pechell, Volunteer worker
Susmita Datta, UCL Genetics Institute Manager
This research will have a positive net effect on the environment - please look into this further before condemning it!!!!
Mr R Hughes, Farmer
Richard Evans, Animal Feed Sales
I believe the benefits will be considerable. Lets continue with the trials in a democratic and legal way.
valerie Jones, artist
Anthony Bush, Farmer
GM crops have proved enormously helpful in the third world. Without plant breeding the green revolution with Norman Borlaug's team of doubling wheat crops in the 70's - 90's would not have taken place, with its alleviation of starvation.
Susanne Klingenberg, biologist
This research is payed by the public, so the State and not the researchers must protect this work. In not supporting the researchers the State silently supports criminels.
R W Hodgson, retired farmer
why can people not wait and see whether these experiments are successful or not. these objectors are not giving scientists a chance.
Rebecca Burgess, Illustrator
CARLO FERRARI, Architect
My solidarity to all the investigators.
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