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.
Clive Wenham, Group Secretary
Annie Sneath, Laboratory Analyst
andrew brealy, farmer
unless we investigate the possibilities that this reseach can bring how can we make an informed judgement as to the benefits or otherwise
Mano Nadarajah, Business Consultant
Rob Waterston, Farm Manager
W Dimsdale, Farmer
Better late than never; keep up the dialogue! There will have to much more of it. You will have to host lots more meetings in different locations.
Gerald Sly, FARMER
Heather Baldock, Farmer
james sly, farmer
P Wakeford, Farmer
william mcdougall, farmer
Anthony Herbert, Farmer
We need good science in order to make good decisions on how to feed the world and look after our planet.
Andrew Shirvell, Farmer
John Manby, Farmer
It is essential that field scale trials are allowed to be conducted. The fact that there are some (well informed in some instances) objectors will '5623keep the scientists under proper control'.
Robert Uglow, Retired Farmer
Keep up the work on GM. The only way forward is to follow the science as knowledge increaes.
Diana Collingridge, Farmer
I totally support the scientists in this appeal and commend them for all the very valid points they have made and for their attempts to communicate with the protesters and demystify their research. There is so much more at stake than just this one trial. The outcome will set the scene as to whether agricultural research can be carried out in the UK.
t markillie, farmer
Macie Zyla, Polska
m h warrener, farmer
Quite apart from potentially disrupting the scientific work on GM crops this planned attack would be willful vandalism and aggrevated trespass, both are illegal and the police should offer protection and prosecution of any offenders.
Bruce Wilkinson, Farmer