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  • Poppy

    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 May 2004 – poppy (52k image)

    Much is talked about the growing of opium poppy in Afghanistan. The picture is of young poppy plants being tended by the faithful. However, in much of the central highlands, poppy is not a traditional crop and was decimated by disease last year. Consequently there appears to be very much less this year.

    It's strange though because whatevery your thoughts on the growing of the stuff you cant deny that it makes total sense for a poor farmer..............which is wherein lies the difficulty........

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