A swarm of locusts in the Negev Desert near the Egyptian border on 6 March 2013
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Locusts threaten Mid East crops

Pesticides are being sprayed from the land and air in an effort to eradicate a huge swarm of locusts that is threatening crops in southern Israel and Gaza.

Pesticides are being sprayed from the land and air in an effort to eradicate a huge swarm of locusts that is threatening crops in southern Israel and Gaza.

The insects are a great menace to farmers - but some local people have found they can also be used to make a tasty snack, as Simeon Patterson reports.