Lincoln Students Survey A Worry
The way in which the Lincoln Students Association announced the results of its survey on GM raises some real worries about whether the student body has been captured by anti-GM activists, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today.
“The failure of the student body to report that only 199 out of more than 4000 students took part in the survey is irresponsible.
“It is not possible to conclude from such a result that Lincoln students are opposed to genetic modification. Conversely, what the survey appears to show is that the vast majority of Lincoln students don’t care enough about this issue to want to participate in the survey.
“That is also a worry because it means a small group of anti-GM activists can hijack the proper democratic process and make preposterous claims which purport to represent the views of the entire student body.
“Unfortunately the recent survey is another example in a growing list of junk science and dodgy research used by anti-GM activists to try to pretend they have widespread public support,” concluded Dr Rolleston.