People told not to eat pesticide-laced locusts

I recently came across an interesting news item regarding a warning from the Ministry of Agriculture, Saudi Arabia on locusts. Saudi locusts on the ground have likely been contaminated, due to heavy use of insecticide sprays.

The Ministry warned that eating these locusts might expose humans to serious health hazards. Boiling or cooking the locusts in order to eat them will only aggravate the adverse effects of the chemicals in the insecticides.

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