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July 03, 2020 - euronews

Crop-killing locust swarms spotted across three continents

Crop-killing locust swarms spotted across three continents
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Swarms of desert locusts are descending ravenously around the world.

In the horn of Africa, they're roving through croplands and flattening farms in a devastating barrage. Experts say the event is an unprecedented threat to the region’s food security.

Swarms eat everything in their path, destroying entire fields of crops, and planters can do little but watch with horror and dismay.

Since the start of the year, locust swarms have also been spotted in India, Yemen, and Argentina and they're now threatening to spill over to Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.

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