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There is a certain state of mind where someone is so sure something is true they consider all information as proof, and ignore everything that suggests otherwise. It is how the majority of the world’s population believed the Earth was flat long after measurements showed the curve on the planet’s surface and its changing position relative to the sun and stars. 

For, when you want to believe the Earth is flat, facts are only interference.  

And so it is with the current fashion for declaring that spraying locusts or any insects that eat part or all our crops is necessarily bad, even when there is no evidence at all that that is the case. 

Indeed, so extreme is the anti-pesticide noise that we are in danger of plundering our food output and increasing our dependency on Europe for generations ahead. Some have even have called it the new colonialism, in

Bees could earn Africa an upwards of US$100 million every year if countries invested in apiculture. However, farmers have to adopt agro-ecology and climate-smart agriculture to benefit from the various advantages that bees offer to both crop and honey production.

According to the UN-FAO, the diversity of bees and other pollinators is falling worldwide and Africa is no exception.…

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