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Viewpoint: Synthetic pesticides are the solution to East Africa’s famine-causing locust swarms

For months, billions of these pests have migrated from remote deserts into populated regions of East Africa and into Asia, ...
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Kenya close to eradicating locust infestations, but resurgence possible before end of 2020, UN warns

Kenya is likely to become free from desert locusts in the near future thanks to roll-out of robust containment measures, ...
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‘Eat them, poison them, drive them to cannibalism’: Kenyan scientists explore creative solutions to East Africa locust swarms

Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens ...
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Kenya may declare locust infestation a national emergency as crop damage mounts

Residents of the seven sub-counties of Turkana are staring at a looming starvation after millions of locusts invaded farms and ...
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Second massive locust swarm hits East Africa, exacerbating already severe food shortage threat

They’re back: Trillions of locusts descend on East Africa in second wave. Think of locusts as giant, hormonally charged, very ...
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Without steady supply of pesticides, Africa faces food security ‘disaster’ caused by resurgent locust swarms

The locust is considered the most deadly migratory parasite and a single swarm covering a square kilometer can be made ...
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Locust invasion has jeopardized the livelihoods of 20 million Africans—now a second wave is coming

Billions of desert locusts have swept across east Africa, threatening the livelihoods of more than 20 million people. Now a ...
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Kenya could stop locust invasion within two months, despite coronavirus pandemic

The Government says it will take at least two more months to check the spread of the desert locusts in ...
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Africa’s locust outbreak: Proof we need GMOs, pesticides and every other tool in the toolbox to combat crop-destroying insects

A perfect storm of conditions led to the locust attack currently tearing through East Africa and Pakistan, where countries are ...
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Podcast: How to build a coronavirus; alcohol doesn’t shrink your brain; and locusts threaten famine in East Africa

Kevin Folta and Cameron English break down four of the latest headlines from the world of genetics and biotech ...
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Scientists call for innovation in fight against destructive locust pests

Cautioning the current dependence on chemical pesticides is harming the environment, scientists are calling for innovation, including the use of ...
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Viewpoint: Effort to ban 262 pesticides in Kenya threatens nation’s ability to stop locust swarms from devouring crops

As locusts rage in the biggest attack for 25 years, the majority of Kenyans will never have seen the like ...