Locust Swarm Inspires New Pizza Topping

In the Australian state of Victoria, locust swarms sweeping are becoming a problem for most, but some entrepreneurs are earning a lot from the insects, with one even using them as pizza topping.

Joe Carrazza with his locust pizza. Photo: Mildura Council/Glenn Milne

In the Australian state of Victoria, locust swarms sweeping are becoming a problem for most, but some entrepreneurs are earning a lot from the insects, with one even using locusts as pizza topping. The idea to use locust as pizza topping had been introduced by Mayor Glenn Milne, who rounded up the insects and trapped them in a garbage bag, according ABC News.

“You can’t stop finding them when they get killed on your car, but it’s another story when you get out on the oval and try to catch them,” Glenn Milne told ABC News. Authorities say the swarms are among the biggest seen in northern Victoria in 30 years.

Mildura car wash operator Jeff Becker says his business has quadrupled as motorists try to keep their windscreens clean. “The bugs don’t care, they’ll just get on your car,” he said. “Doesn’t matter who you are, what you drive.”

But the swarms are not such good news for farmers as they are feasting on early-sown crops. The pests are also causing problems for footballers, lawn bowlers and golfers who are having to play on through clouds of locusts attacking any grassed playing surface. [via ABC News]

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