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Swarms of locusts in Karamoja may have hatched – Entomologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entomologists in Karamoja are concerned that the eggs laid by the adult locusts during the first invasion are hatching. According to the entomologists, this confirms earlier fears that the eggs could hatch after three to seven months once the conditions are favorable. This follows …

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Egg prices fall as supply goes up

EGGS: Kenya’s increase in supply spells doom to Ugandan farmers Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Ugandan farmers are suffering losses from falling egg prices due to lost market opportunities in the region and high feed costs. Farmers and traders that spoke to The Independent said a tray of eggs …

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Belgium to seek compensation in tainted-eggs scandal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The Belgian government said Wednesday that it would take legal action to obtain compensation for businesses that lost money over insecticide-tainted eggs that were shipped across the European Union and as far away as Hong Kong. The government pledged the civil action as part of several …

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Dutch organic farmers feel duped in tainted eggs scandal

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Dutch farmers producing organic eggs, supposedly free from insecticides, joined a chorus of outrage Friday over the growing tainted-egg scandal, claiming they were duped by the suppliers of a reputedly natural pesticide. “Organic breeders are very depressed and feel they were fooled by the Chickfriend …

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Consumers ‘left in lurch’ over Europe egg scandal

Paris, France | AFP | European consumers complained of being “left in the lurch” by food safety authorities as a scandal over insecticide-tainted eggs snowballed Friday, but said they have no intention of removing eggs from their shopping lists completely. Eggs contaminated with an insecticide called fipronil — which can be …

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What we know about Europe’s contaminated eggs scare

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Europe faces a growing scandal over the contamination of millions of eggs with the insecticide fipronil, which can be potentially harmful to humans. Here is what we know about a scare which has seen eggs pulled from supermarket shelves in eight countries and involves multiple criminal …

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Tainted eggs scandal spreads to Britain, France

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and France said Monday that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered the country, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal. Belgium meanwhile vowed full transparency about why it kept the scandal secret despite originally learning in …

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