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Opinion

World must protect India and Pakistan from threat of locust swarms

Insects wipe out crops and pastures, damaging food supply and livelihoods

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A man attempts to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts in Kenya on Feb. 21: it is the worst outbreak to strike the country in 70 years.   © Reuters

Keith Cressman is senior locust forecaster at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

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