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France faces drought, locusts - John L - 07-18-2005

Interesting. I wonder how many Frenchmen will actually think that the biblical sense of plagues of drought and locusts are punishment for their wayward ways?

France faces drought, locusts

On top of a severe drought, France is fighting a plague of hundreds of thousands of locusts.
The locusts are devouring everything from crops to window-box flowers, reported the Observer.
"At the beginning they seem small, insignificant insects but they grow very quickly," said Aveyron region farmer Gerard Laussel. "They eat everything that is green, leaving only stalks, and when they have finished they leave some kind of scent so the cattle do not want to graze on what is left."
The French environment ministry said drought could be felt across most of France, but it mostly impacted from the Atlantic Ocean to Paris.
"There is nothing we can do for the 700 or 800 farmers affected," said Patrice Lemoux, an agriculture official. "The locust has no known predator and the only insecticides which might make a difference are banned."

- Gunnen4u - 07-18-2005

Well, I heard the French have a problem with Synagagues going up in flames and a rise of anti-semitism......

(Your link doesn't work John)

- Palladin - 07-18-2005


Atheists don't tend to think the Bible is anything but a fairy tale. I have a good friend at work,an atheist. Nice guy,he thinks my faith in Christ is like his daughter's faith in Santy Claus.

No,the French aren't thinking of the apocolypse now!