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Save Invermay – Controversial Video

The 5 minute video that got Jock Allison banned from Invermay.

Judge for yourself.  Jock Allison, a former Director of Invermay, is an elder statesman in the agricultural science field – respected equally by farmers and scientists.  Does Jock – who now walks with the aid of a walking-stick – present a safety risk to staff?

AgResearch Senior Management have sent Jock a letter advising him he is not to visit the publically funded institution without contacting them first.  They “take the security and well-being of the staff very seriously at all times”.  Apparently Jock presents a risk in their eyes.  My observation was different.  Staff approached Jock and greeted him warmly throughout our visit to Invermay to film this short video.  Maybe Jock presents a different kind of risk to them?

Maybe AgResearch management will remove the numerous plaques at Invermay honouring Jock’s contribution to science as a next step?  Fortunately there is still time for the Government to pull the AgResearch Board into line.  Management’s plan to destroy Invermay doesn’t properly kick into action until 2017.


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