By Theodore Shoebat
Swarms of locusts have invaded Madagascar in Biblical proportions, consuming the nations food supply and causing havoc for the people. Locals are not only worried about their food supply, but are filled with consternation on being poisoned by accidentally eating insects, mistaking them for food.
Entire crops have been wiped out by the locusts, and some 13 million people’s income could be in danger because of the invasion.
Some people are even eating them, or using them to feed their pigs. As we read from one report:
The country is suffering from a locust plague for the third year running, as billions of insects are on their annual migration route. In 2012, the government declared a national emergency and allowed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to launch a pesticide campaign. Over a million hectares of farmlands have been treated with pesticides, but the locusts are still multiplying. After wiping out fields of crops and prompting fears of food shortages (some 13 million people’s incomes could be threatened by the invasion, according to FAO), new hordes of locusts were brought to the country’s capital by a heat wave in the Central Highlands region.
But in Antananarivo, it’s the locusts who become food for some of the city residents. People catch the low-flying bugs to eat. As many insects are contaminated by pesticides, the situation is quite dangerous, putting people’s health at risk.
Is God plaguing Madagascar? Perhaps, we will never know.