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Billions of Locusts Invade in New, Larger Wave as Second Swarm Threatens Africa: 'Extremely Alarming'
CBN News ^ | 04-10-2020

Posted on 04/11/2020 2:05:27 PM PDT by Hojczyk

A new wave of locusts is threatening Africa with devastation and starvation, even as the COVID-19 pandemic undermines efforts to fight the locust plague.

Parts of the continent already experienced the biggest locust outbreak in 70 years, just weeks before the coronavirus hit. Now a second wave is on its way, with some locust swarms 20 times the size of the first.

Billions of young desert locusts are coming, threatening plants and crops. This second invasion includes more developed locusts known as “young adults,” which are especially voracious eaters.

Some Africans view the locust swarms as more destructive than the coronavirus. And there are predictions that the locust plague might cause the coronavirus to spread even further as people band together, trying to fight off the swarms of locusts from eating all their food.

“Everyone is talking about” the locusts, said Yoweri Aboket, a farmer in Uganda. “Once they land in your garden they do total destruction. Some people will even tell you that the locusts are more destructive than the coronavirus. There are even some who don’t believe that the virus will reach here.”

Gardens with essential crops like cassava are in grave danger across Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania and Congo.

“The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming," a new UN Food and Agriculture Organization assessment said. "An increasing number of new swarms are forming in Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia.”

The Nairobi-based Climate Prediction and Application Center said the locusts are “invading the Eastern Africa region in exceptionally large swarms like never seen before."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: africa; africashytehole; locusts
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1 posted on 04/11/2020 2:05:27 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Cooking Locusts – A Recipe From Moshe Basson’s Kitchen

https://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/feasting-on-locusts-a-recipe-from-moshe-bassons-kitchen/


2 posted on 04/11/2020 2:08:43 PM PDT by Libloather (Why do climate change hoax deniers live in mansions on the beach?)
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To: Hojczyk

    Another nice day for a bike ride.

3 posted on 04/11/2020 2:10:32 PM PDT by chief lee runamok (expect nothing)
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To: Hojczyk

Is Africa trying to get a “bingo” on every plague known to man? Starvation, disease, drought, war, and now swarms of locusts ... Sounds Biblical to me.


4 posted on 04/11/2020 2:15:24 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Libloather

Locust Kosher.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_locust";


5 posted on 04/11/2020 2:17:28 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: IronJack

Drove through a swarm like that several years ago in eastern Nevada and into Utah.
They make a MESS of the windshield, gummy and hard to clean off without HOT soapy water.
They fly fast enough and weigh just enough to sting when they hit you.
Funny, but they do not seem to eradicate the invasive weeds, just crops.


6 posted on 04/11/2020 2:20:39 PM PDT by Ex gun maker. (Unconstitutional "Law" is void from inception.....)
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To: Hojczyk

I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! an old friend came in from out of town...


7 posted on 04/11/2020 2:29:10 PM PDT by spiderpig (Does whatever a SpiderPig does)
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To: Hojczyk

Yet another of the birth-pains the LORD spoke of in Matthew chapter 24.


8 posted on 04/11/2020 2:36:10 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Bible predicted these type of days. Pray to the LORD GOD for mercy on this Republic.)
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To: Hojczyk

Why not just aerial spray the hell out of locust clouds and areas where they are?


9 posted on 04/11/2020 2:39:11 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Hojczyk

Protein — LET THE LIBTARD, VEGAN ECO-WACKOS FEAST!


10 posted on 04/11/2020 2:42:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Hojczyk

Chocolate covered locusts, hmmmmmm


11 posted on 04/11/2020 2:45:15 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Hojczyk

Yes alarming, not.


12 posted on 04/11/2020 2:58:12 PM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: IronJack

Waiting for the blood rivers and raining frogs. Then perhaps it will be SMOD time.


13 posted on 04/11/2020 3:00:41 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Libloather
Cooking Locusts – A Recipe From Moshe Basson’s Kitchen https://www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/feasting-on-locusts-a-recipe-from-moshe-bassons-kitchen/

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14 posted on 04/11/2020 3:02:42 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: Hojczyk

I bless the rains down in Afri...oh look, it’s raining bugs.


15 posted on 04/11/2020 3:11:23 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Hojczyk

16 posted on 04/11/2020 3:13:11 PM PDT by fso301
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To: DesertRhino

Sorry, too busy killing the neighbors. Try again later.

Oh, and where’s my USAID check?


17 posted on 04/11/2020 3:13:27 PM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Hojczyk

I am blessed and eternally extremely grateful that the Lord God saw fit that I be born in America and have it so safe and easy. Of course, I have more responsibility having so much and of course I will be judged more harshly having more to give to others. A blessing and a curse. But I am grateful and I have never taken it for granted. Even the poor here have it better than 90% of the other people in the world, but it still stuck to be at the bottom of the economic rung, no matter where you are. Just stating a truth.


18 posted on 04/11/2020 3:15:53 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (What profits a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hojczyk

Ok so we need an angle on how this is Trumps and white peoples fault.


19 posted on 04/11/2020 3:20:15 PM PDT by Bommer (I am a MAGA-Deplorian! It is the way! It is the only way!)
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To: Hojczyk

If the crops fail and there is mass starvation........Camp of the Saints?


20 posted on 04/11/2020 3:21:54 PM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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