Very disappointed to read that the proposed “biological weapons” (aka 100,000 ducks) can't actually eat sufficient locusts to eradicate the swarms currently plaguing Africa. I was one of the billions of people on social media delighted to read that ducks, rather than pesticides, were the solution!
Tragedy is that the locusts are thriving because for the first time in years the rain has fallen and local farmers actually had crops (until the locusts arrived).
Claims that China is sending a locust-fighting army of 100,000 ducks to Pakistan, where the insects have been devastating local crops for the past year, aren’t what they’ve been quacked up to be, reports the Associated Press. About 40 million to 80 million locusts can occupy just one square kilometer of a swarm stretching several hundred square kilometers.......... an army of 100,000 ducks would only gobble up 20 million locusts a day.