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16.11.2005 |

Ireland: Embarrasment over former director of EU's Joint Reserach Ccentre

Barry McSweeney was removed from his post as chief scientific advisor of the Irish government after revelations that his PhD was fabricated by a US "degree mill". Initially coming from an Irish biotech company McSweeney had been Director of the European Union Joint Research Centre (JRC) 2001 - 2004 and was instrumental for the institutions pro-GMO approach. In 2002 he even advised the Commission not to publish a JRC-report on GMOs in agriculture, which had revealed massive problems of coexistence and is now the most quoted scientific source on the issue.</p><p><a href="http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/ireland/Full_Story/did-sg3giU7lXaGlIsgHuTLc4nqWo2.asp">Irish Examiner: What a difference a day makes...</a></p><p><a href="http://www.gmfreeireland.org/press/GMFI22.pdf">GM free Ireland Press release with all background</a>

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