Barbara Van Dyck who is a promising young Belgian researcher in the field of social innovation and territorial development was fired Friday June 3rd by her university (KULeuven, Belgium). Barbara is a research-fellow at the planning department of the KULeuven, Belgium. Sunday May 29th she took part in a direct action of the “Field Liberation Movement” against a university of Ghent run test-plot of genetically modified potatoes. This direct action was largely covered by the Belgian national press because of the “violence” this action involved and because it was directed against a scientific “non-commercial” experiment.

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