The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35146   Message #478143
Posted By: paddymac
07-Jun-01 - 01:29 AM
Thread Name: Help: The Great Hunger
Subject: RE: Help: The Great Hunger
Without checking sources, seems like the last I had read on it, about five or so years ago, indicated that the infectious organism had originally come from Peruvian guano deposits, gotten into Canadian seed potatoes, and went to Ireland with the seed potatoes. This is great detective work, no doubt, but it is well to remember that there was never a day when Ireland didn't produce enough food to feed all of her people. The deaths, more recently estimated at between 2 & 3 million based on adjusted census figures, were the direct result of British government policies. That should never be forgotten.