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Threat of bad bugs

Year: 2006 Author: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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.
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