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Locusts ravage East Africa’s crops in worst invasion in 25 years

Locusts ravage East Africa’s crops in worst invasion in 25 years

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theweek.co.uk/the-week-unwrapped/105158/locusts-ravage-east-africa-s-crops-in-worst-invasion-in-25-years) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Vast swarms of locusts are devouring crops across large areas of East Africa and parts of the Middle East, leaving millions of people at risk of famine.

    > In a single day, an average swarm of locust can destroy crops sufficient to feed 2,500 people for a year.

    > In some parts of Somalia and nearby Yemen, locals have begun eating the locusts as a replacement for the lack of crops, reports Al Jazeera, which says the insects are a "Valuable source of nutrition".

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  2. As long as it doesn’t start raining frogs…

  3. Seems like they need a good recipe for locusts!!!

  4. time to consider growing sprouts to keep the locusts away

  5. Does this mean I’ll have to pay more for coffee?

  6. >in 25 years

    So, a quarter of a century?

  7. Something something religion. Yeah that was the cause, for sure.
    Or climate crisis. Science vs Sky daddy at six, breaking news!

  8. Where are all the posts blaming climate change??

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