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10 year old electrocuted trapping grasshoppers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 10-year-old boy has been electrocuted while trapping grasshoppers in Kakogha in Bundibugyo town council in Bundibugyo district. Mubarak Bwambale was killed on Tuesday morning when he went to trap the insects. Amos Asaba, the Kakogha cell LC I chairperson says he received the unfortunate …

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Variegated grasshoppers destroy crops in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several acres of crop gardens in various parts of Kitgum District have been invaded by the destructive species of variegated grasshoppers. The most affected are Manwoko and Bipong villages, both in Labongo Amida Sub County, where the grasshoppers are destroying maize, tomatoes, green vegetables, onions, …

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Masaka Municipal Council issues strict guideline on grasshopper handling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Masaka municipal council has issued guidelines regulating the handling of grasshoppers to stop contamination of the edible insects. A circular issued by Masaka Municipal Health department requires all grasshopper vendors to register with local authorities as well as undergo medical examination by the Principal …

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Nsenene is top superfood

Scientists say its antioxidant capacity is similar to fresh orange juice | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study has measured antioxidant levels in commercially available edible insects. Among the findings: crickets, which are related to nsenene (katydid), grasshoppers, and locusts in the orthoptera order of insects, pack 75 percent the …

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