Anti-science activists in a war on genetically modified organisms are for more pervasive than right-wing types who limited federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research 10 years ago – because right-wing people just wanted to let taxpayers opt out and left-wing zealots want things banned if it violates their naturalistic world view.
Ireland is, by heritage, a potato culture – and nothing is worse for potatoes than blight. Who wouldn’t want a science solution that could safely prevent blight? Scientists agree, and so does Ireland’s environmental protection agency because they understand, you know, science.
Irish anti-science hippies are outraged.