Science vs the Zealots
A leading scientist in charge of GM crop trials has said GM crop saboteurs are like book-burners in Nazi Germany.
Professor Howard Atkinson said at a press conference in London that the protesters were "zealots" who were not "open to rational scientific debate".
He said: "I have great difficulty in seeing what is the distinction between burning university books in 1933, and now trying to prevent new information finding its way into scientific journals to underpin policy development."
"They have made up their minds, so they have a closed mind - that's what I mean by a zealot."
Environmental group Friends of the Earth said Professor Atkinson should apologise for making the comparison.
And how exactly is the comparison wrong? There is far too much zealotry trying to prevent science influencing policy, I don't think I need mention....