Spraying for Locusts - RFI

Subject: Spraying for Locusts - RFI
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 07:45:05 +1000
Does anyone have any idea of the impact of spraying thousands of litres
of poison on 6 trillion grasshoppers? Should we be concerned? It maybe a
really naive question to which the only answer may be "of course we
freaking should be!!" but I'm curious - does anyone know anything about
the chemicals that will/are being used? Everyone seems to be casually
planning this but there doesn't seem to be any opinions re any possible
damage to the environment or the wildlife. I know the farmers are God
Almighty here and the economy certainly would take a hit if the crops
were decimated, but I'd be interested to know what the 'side effect'
damage might

  Colin Reid
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  Colin Reid
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