Young locusts in Somalia, where the fungus will be used to try to kill them. Photo: AP

China’s green zombie fungus could hold key to fighting East Africa’s swarms of locusts

  • An insect-killing fungus has been turned into a mass-produced biopesticide that will face its biggest challenge in East Africa
  • Current swarm has put 13m people at risk of famine and this will be the first large-scale test of its effectiveness
Topic |   Natural disasters
Young locusts in Somalia, where the fungus will be used to try to kill them. Photo: AP
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