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.
Alexandra Durrant, Student
Toby Bryans , Financial IT
Gulraj Rjhwani, Systems Administrator
Scientific research merely asks, and answers rigorously, questions about reality. If you don't like the answers your problem is with reality, not science.
Tom Gittings, Ecological Consultant
Luke Tregidgo, Engineer Researcher
This is detailed, controlled, useful science that could improve the lives of millions. It is a true shame that people oppose this.
Robin Willis, Retired
I see "Take Back the Flour" & their like as no different from tyrants through the ages who seek to impose their views on others by force - or naughty children who throw tantrums if they don't get their way.
Samuel Watson, Student
The disgraceful conduct of your group discredits the British environmentalist movement (of which I am a proud supporter). Your hatred of this technology is rooted in primitive, 'gut feeling' ideology, without genuine scientific justification.
Daniel James Harmsworth, Electrical Engineer
Brenda Lillicrap, retired
I invite opponents of GM crops to study the history of crop breeding research - which has made possible the current relative success in feeding the world.
David Powell, Software Engineer
I hope the protesters do engage in rational debate.
M Kyle, Student (Physics)
Olivia Neale, Student
Simon Li, PhD
Thomas Myers, Student
The public interest is served by -supporting- patent-free, sustainable biotech. We need this research to cut our dependence on oil and save our planet!
Ian Petrie, Househusband
Nicholas Fischer, Student
Sarah Butler, Postgraduate
Roger Phillips, Editor
Stewart Dean, User Experience Architect