In related news, the French Ministry of Agriculture, inspired by this bold move, decreed that beginning immediately, they shall begin a crash program to pull up the trees, plow up the orchards, slaughter the pigs, and abandon the "old tech" truffle trade. In place of the truffles, they will be planting soybeans. French Agriculture Minister Pierre P. Pierremont said, "They are the wave of the future! Everyone is growing them! Our vision is to be an all-soybean agronomic nation by January 2008!"