Locusts won't cure diabetes, Saudis told

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    Casshew Former Member

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    As Jeana would say.. if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em ~ but maybe not in Saudi


    Saudi locust hunters, who believe the insects hold a cure for diabetes, have been warned they could be crunching on a poisonous snack.

    The official Saudi Press Agency quotes Ghazi Hawari, head of the desert kingdom's anti-locust centre, as saying any swarm that crossed its borders would be sprayed with insecticide.

    It says that Mr Hawari "warned against catching locusts and eating them in the belief that they are a cure for diabetes and stressed the danger of eating them after spraying operations".
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