Plagues of locusts have been devouring their way through the Australian state’s central west compounding the hardships suffered by drought-affected farmers.
More than 150 swarms have been reported so far this year, with some reported to be more than 40ha in size and thick enough to “black out the sky”.
There were only 15 swarms reported throughout the state from 2011 and 2013.
Thanks to Lyn Roberts for this link
“How many years have you been telling us that we will be fighting on the streets for scarce food resources?” Asks Lyn. “Today again in Australian newspaper we have this disaster evolving. What has been grown by farmers is going to be wiped out.”