So why did Greenpeace destroy a GM wheat crop in the early hours of Thursday morning in a suburb in northern Canberra?

The destruction of a GM trial crop at a CSIRO facility in Ginninderra last Thursday morning by Greenpeace prompted howls of outrage from scientists. The Australian Academy of Science condemned it as "mindless vandalism". An agricultural scientist attacked Greenpeace at The Conversation. Greenpeace copped a hiding on Twitter, with claims it was anti-science and comparisons to Chris Monckton.