Being a winegrower is tough enough, but now apparently winegrowers in Italy have to deal with Biblical plagues in order to get their fruit in on time. Thanks to a tip from Andy over at Spittoon, we learn that many winegrowers in the Barbera and Spumanti regions surrounding Rome are facing massive swarms of locusts that can only be described in Biblical proportions. No one knows what changes your average friendly grasshopper into a mad swarming locust, but get enough of them together and they will not only change physiologically, but they will also go on rampages that will literally wipe out whole crops. It's a scary thought, and somehow much more ominous than the insidious glass winged sharpshooter.
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