DAKAR: A radio station in Senegal is offering listeners a 50kg sack of rice if they can catch and kill 50kg of locusts, another new tactic in West Africa’s battle against the airborne invasion.
… West Africa’s first locust plague in 15 years is destroying vast swathes of crops in communities where many are subsistence farmers and where the authorities lack the means to spray pesticide quickly enough to stop the swarms spreading.
… Asked what the radio station would do with sacks full of dead locusts, Ba said: “They are full of protein. Perhaps they could be turned into food for livestock.”
A plague of locusts… at least as a Cajun, I’m well-prepared to eat stuff caught in my backyard.