AgResearch under the pump

The fiasco caused by scientists at Crown Research Institute AgResearch warrants further WO investigations. The key question is who cops the blame.

Will it be a Board Member?



Maybe someone on the AgResearch’s Executive Management?


Maybe they’ll be all right, and instead sheet the blame down onto some Muppet on the Leadership Team?management

One thing is for sure, someone will be copping the blame for this.


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  • JeffDaRef

    With the size of the Executive and Leadership teams, who the hell is left doing the work???

  • Justsayn

    Dr Jolon is likely to be the fall guy… He may have had nothing to do with it but it helps the headline writers if you select a patsy with a mockable name.

  • Patrick

    From the amount of damage done you would expect there is a lengthy queue of those waiting to fall on their swords, or is that expecting too much?

  • This_comment_was_deleted

    Scientists. They’re all part of the word wide socialist conspiracy.

  • Random66

    I can’t believe those responsible for making this decision weren’t absolutely certain of their findings before advising Fonterra. I would have thought it would have been checked and then double checked. If the USA is right and we are not, then what do they have that we don’t (other than perhaps competent staff), although I can understand one person accidently misinterpreting data but not multiple people who should be checking. It must be in the technology available or perhaps the type of test done here in NZ. It will certainly be interesting to see what comes out in the wash. If it is just plain incompetence then there should be accountability.

  • cows4me

    So if Fonterra gets sued can Fonterra sue Crown Research? I like the idea of pissing up on the taxpayer dollar. Will be a real bludger then Whale.