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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Threat of bad bugs
Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Locust invasions are a major threat to the agriculture, pasture, food security and social stability of rural populations occupying a very large area from Western Africa to Northern India. Large amounts of chemicals are being used to check this plague, at considerable risk to the environment and public health. As a hazard locusts depend on the wind and rain to travel.