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Locust plague threatens Middle East crops

7 March 2013 Last updated at 09:17 GMT

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.