A U.S.-funded nuclear project to zap a killer fly into extinction is saving West Africa’s cows

By Danielle Paquette
 The Senegalese farmer is certain: Atomic birth control saved his cows. Arouna Sow, 55, worried his family would starve when the animals got sick three years ago. Their eyes grew teary, their fur clumped off, their ribs poked out, their milk dried up — all because of the tsetse fly’s toxic bite, which kills an estimated 3 million livestock annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “A U.S.-funded nuclear project to zap a killer fly into extinction is saving West Africa’s cows”