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A Locust Plague Hit East Africa–The Pesticide Solution May Have Dire Consequences
Tristan McConnell | National Geographic - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

24 Mar 2021 – Heavy use of a broad-spectrum pesticide seems to have slowed the desert locust invasion. What the repercussions of that approach are isn’t yet clear. So far, a ground and air spraying campaign over eight East African countries, coordinated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, has staved off the worst.

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