The Conversation reports:
Scientists today said they were appalled and disappointed by Greenpeace protesters who whippersnippered a genetically modified wheat crop being grown as part of a CSIRO trial.
The trial crop was part of an investigation into altering wheat carbohydrate content to reduce glycaemic response and improve metabolic health. Planting began in 2009.
“GM has never been proven safe to eat and once released in open experiments, it will contaminate. This is about the protection of our health, the protection of our environment and the protection of our daily bread.”
How are scientists supposed to discover whether it is safe to eat if you destroy experiments that would address that question?
Update: John Quiggin “It will be a long time before Greenpeace can regain my support, if they ever do.”
Update 2: Christopher Preston:
There is no evidence to support the claims of hazard about this trial made by Greenpeace.
I am left with the view that the destruction of this trial was unnecessary and wanton. That’s why the destruction of this trial has left me completely appalled.