'Unprecedented' and 'Devastating' locust swarms, UN asks for help..

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This is a interesting development...

"The UN has called for international help to fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through east Africa.

A spokesman for the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), called for aid to "avert any threats to food security, livelihoods, malnutrition".

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are all struggling with "unprecedented" and "devastating" swarms of the food-devouring insects, the FAO has said.

The agency fears locust numbers could grow 500 times by June.

Ethiopia and Somalia have not faced an infestation on this scale for 25 years, while Kenya has not seen a locust threat this size for 70 years, the FAO said earlier this week. South Sudan and Uganda are also at risk if the swarms continue to grow and spread." Massive locust swarms spark UN appeal for help

"Swarms of locusts in east Africa have devastated crops and sent a passenger plane off course, and now the UN is warning that without international intervention the voracious insects threaten the food security of tens of millions of people." ‘Unprecedented’ Swarms of Locusts Are Devouring Crops and Slamming Into Planes in East Africa
 
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Somewhere along the line, people have misused the land. Locust swarms and insect predation don't happen at random. If all the birds had died due to cutting down trees and now have no homes, who eat the locusts, then these things are going to happen. If people plant all one crop only insects are going to multiply.

It's not the insects to blame. What there needs to be is sustainable agriculture i.e permaculture methods being taught where people grow food.You can actually eat locusts. Makes a good snack.
 
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Looks like the locust have spread to the Middle East, as it has hit Iran..

"Iran afflicted by large swarms of desert locusts, amid coronavirus woes
'The density of locusts in the swarms is so high that a 10 to 15-centimeter layer of dead locusts forms on the ground after spraying pesticides.'..


 
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Well this is not what we want to hear...
"Plague-Like Locust Swarms Sweep Saudia Arabia, East Africa, Asia
Swarms of locusts are sweeping through Saudia Arabia, East Africa, and Asia, and they may be about to breed.
Locusts are swarming across East Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, threatening local food supplies and basic livelihood, reports the journal Nature.

At least 20 million people are in danger as scientists and governments rush to bring the insects under control"...
 
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You can't control the insects what they need to do is get some birds in to eat them.

Of course, if they've already killed all the birds homes and posoined the insects that ain't gonna happen. Sometimes I shake my head at how stupid people can be.