Science: Insect Front

In London last week United Nations brass hats plotted the tactics and logistics of a great offensive against insects. In Egypt and Ethiopia, India and Iran, Arabia and, Rhodesia, scouts had been sent to feel out the enemy's positions.

The enemy: locusts—who would like nothing better than to eat the extensive crops planted throughout the Middle East and Africa to feed Allied troops.

With a bow to the book of Exodus,* the British Colonial Office said: "While the attention of the whole world has been focused on the alliance of all free peoples for the elimination of the pests of Naziism ... an...

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