Hungry Together

Under specific environmental conditions, locusts reproduce very rapidly and form a swarm. In Africa, the Middle East, and India locust plagues destroy vegetation and produce great crop losses. Consequently, this type of plague represents a great danger to agriculture and causes great economic loss, hunger, and illnesses in affected populations. Chemical, physical, and biological methods are used to repel the locusts, reducing the harmful effects of the invasion. •

100 tons

OF VEGETABLES ARE WHAT A MEDIUM SWARM OF LOCUSTS, FORMED BY 50 MILLION INSECTS, EATS IN ONE DAY.

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