Australia: Whistleblower Alleges CSIRO Pro-Alcohol Research

Posted on April 24, 2019 in Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – Australia’s national science agency – is accused of using public money to subsidize the alcohol industry which has ‘devastating effects on global health’, according to allegations made by Dr. Saul Newman, a former CSIRO research fellow.
Dr. Newman wrote in an opinion piece for The Lancet, that field trials and breeding programs delivered new varieties of hops, vines, cider apples and malting barleys on a national scale in government labs with public money. However, Newman says considering the costs of alcohol-related harm, there was little benefit to this type of research.

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