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.
David Pocock, Psychotherapist
Paul buckland-white, IT trainer
Jacky McDouall, Teacher
Suzanne rix, Biology PhD student
Emily Prestwood, Postgraduate researcher
Jane Teather, Information Design Consultant
Sue Jones, Project Manager
Andrew Richards, Energy analyst
Responsible scientific development is at the heart of the progress we have made over the past 500 years. Don't let ignorance and prejudice blight the lives of future generations.
Hamish Keown-Boyd, Student
Michael Mansfield, Medical practitioner
Joseph Bowman , Plant Breeder
If we need to increase food production but at the same time reduce our environmental footprint we need research and new technology. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and turn the clock back. I fully support this work because I see no real alternative.
Conrad Stevens, Teacher
Agriculture has a huge environmental impact. We need novel methods to reduce this impact while feeding the world efficiently. Only by testing can we progress.
Melvyn Burton, Project Manager
The green movement needs to realise that science is not their enemy. And if I hear anyone say 'any risk is too much risk' again I'll scream. Going outside is a risk so never go out. Staying inside is a risk as most accidents happen in the home so don't stay in. And as for breathing - have you any idea what kind if organisms are in the air?
Devanshu Pandey, Mathematics Student
Good luck. I hope the protesters are rational.
Polly Phillipson, Social Care
Extending knowledge or wilful destruction? A complicated situation boiled down to a simple choice.
Suzanne MacLeod, Comcerned citizen
don't destroy research!
Cameron Shanks, Physics student
Ryan Whitford, Cereal Research Scientist
Tackling food security in light of population growth, limited arable land and a changing climate needs concerted and meticulous research. GM is an important component to sustainable agricultural solutions.
Charlotte Fletcher, Biology student
Joel White, Writer/Programmer
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