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Locust swarms devour fields of crops in a single day that would feed 35,000 people — and COVID-19 threatens to make the pest problem even worse

Regions of Africa, Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula harassed by locust swarms could experience increased food insecurity as COVID-19 complicates the response to pest control in already poverty-stricken areas. Locusts can decimate entire farms of crops in a day, eating the same amount as 35,000 people. COVID-19 is disrupting supply […]
Locust swarms devour fields of crops in a single day that would feed 35,000 people — and COVID-19 threatens to make the pest problem even worse