OPINION: This old mutt notes that Geoff Reid, an 'environmental activist' - whose activism appears to be limited to surreptitiously creeping around farms in Southland taking photos on the dime of Greenpeace, recently published more of his creepy farm shots.
However, it now comes to light, that the lead researcher of this paper was Landcare soil ecologist Dr Gwen Grelet, who also happens to be on the board of and 'science advisor' to Quorum Sense - a trust set up by RA proponents to promote this farming practice.
Quorum Sense has already been granted around $2 million of MPI funding to "undertake RA extension work".
This old mut would like to know if anyone at Landcare, MPI or the Government questioned the perception of Grelet leading the research with her apparent conflict of interest? And, if not, why not?
As they say: 'If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...'