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23.01.2013 |

New Zealand scientist justifiably sacked over flowering GM ryegrass

A senior government scientist who intentionally allowed genetically modified ryegrass plants to flower and potentially release pollen was justifiably sacked, the Employment Relations Authority has found. Igor Kardailsky was dismissed from his job at AgResearch’s Grasslands facility in Palmerston North in July after the Crown research institute decided his actions breached Ministry for Primary Industry regulations and could have caused a serious risk to biosecurity, the environment or public health. Dr Kardailsky claimed he was unjustifiably dismissed.