Insects often carry disease and are best not eaten. Locusts can strip crop harvests. Man cannot live on locusts alone.Certainly NOT the UK's MSM. It was probably Al Jazeera a couple of nights ago. There is now - apparently - a huge plague of locusts spread across the Horn of Africa, Asia Minor, and into Pakistan. (I'll avoid any reference to dominant religion of the area).
Now that I am enlightened by this thread, I do wonder why such an occurrence, is viewed as a "plague" and not as a "Gift from God" ?!
Huge lengths of, fine-mesh, light-weight, netting (as used around the Mediterranean for trapping little birds), supported by light-weight (split) bamboo rods (or modern fishing-rod like materials), would seem ideal for harvesting such an - obviously the low-flying - source of food/protein.
Or, is it not halal?!
Incidentally it has been suggested that Jewish and Islamic dietary prohinitions build on ancient knowledge of food poisoning, hundreds or thousands of years before the discovery of microbes.