quarta-feira, 2 de maio de 2012

Don't destroy research - Não destrua pesquisas: em apoio ao Rothamstead Institute e contra o ativismo irresponsável

An appeal from scientists at the publicly funded Rothamsted Research.

Um apelo do Instituto de Pesquisas Rothamsted, financiado com verbas públicas, para que os ativistas anti-GM não destruam os experimentos (tem hora marcada para a invasão). A pesquisa desenvolvida pelo instituto é em trigo transgênico que repele insetos e já foi comentada em nosso blog (genpeace.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html) 

Assine a petição para apoiar a ciência e os pesquisadores do Rothamsted Research clicando no botão vinho abaixo (depois do link do YouTube)

Click this button to sign the petition calling for discussion not destruction:

Defend Science ButtonQuestions about plant science?

John Pickett“On 27th May 2012 protesters are planning to destroy our Chemical Ecology group’s scientific research because it uses genetically modified wheat. Growing wheat has an environmental toll of extensive insecticide use to control aphid pests. The research, which is non-commercial, is investigating how to reduce that by getting the plants to repel aphids with a natural pheromone. We are appealing for protesters to call off the destruction and discuss the work.”
John Pickett, Scientific Leader of Chemical Ecology, Rothamsted Research
Gia Aradottir“As scientists, we know only too well that we don’t have all the answers. But if the work is destroyed, we’ll lose years of work and we will never know whether it could reduce the environmental impact of wheat growing. Please sign our petition and oppose the destruction of our research.”
Gia Aradottir, Postdoctoral Researcher, Insect Biology, Rothamsted Research
 There is more information on the wheat trial at the Rothamsted Research website


Media coverage

GM wheat scientists at Rothamsted make plea to protesters Richard Black, BBC Online
GM researcher: 'Please don't destroy our crop' Today programme, BBC Radio 4
Leading researchers are sending an open letter to a group of anti-GM protesters Farming Today, BBC Radio 4
GM scientists in open letter plea to protesters Channel 4 News
Anti-GM activists urged not to trash wheat field Guardian
Scientists appeal to green protesters. Financial Times
Scientists urge activists not to destroy their GM crop The Times(£)
Scientists send open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy 'years of work' Independent
 Scientists urge GM campaigners to call off protest Telegraph 
GM wheat scientists plead with protesters not to destroy ‘years of work’ after they threaten to remove crops unless experiments are halted Daily Mail
Scientists appeal to cereal killers' reason  Times Higher Education
Respect the need to experiment with GM crops. Professor John Pickett,New Scientist 
Threats spook UK GM's crop researchers. Nature
Scientists in plea to GM protesters Press Association
Biochemical Society backs campaign to support plant scientistsBiochemSoc Blog
GM crops should be protected, scientists plead to protesters Huffington Post
GM wheat scientists ask cereal killers to spare crops The Week
GM plea to protesters  British Baker
Scientists urge protestors not to trash GM trials Farmers Guardian
Scientists in plea to GM protesters Stamford Mercury

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