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2019-06-26 Afghanistan
Special Forces kill, detain 6 Taliban militants; destroy 3300 pounds of opium seeds, Urea
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6503 views ]  Top
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#1 Is It Easier To Grow Poppy Than Wheat?
Yes, but it’s a pain to harvest.
By Brian Palmer June 29, 2009
Why is Afghanistan hooked on poppies?

Richard Holbrooke announced in Rome on Saturday that the U.S. will shift anti-poppy efforts in Afghanistan away from destroying crops and toward supporting alternatives.
Posted by Chereting Pelosi1889 2019-06-26 08:51||   2019-06-26 08:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Why is Afghanistan hooked on poppies?

Because it’s a steady income for the Taliban, who guard the producer for a cut of the profits. They wouldn’t be needed to guard pistachio orchards or saffron fields. Also, Afghanistan has an excess of uneducated peasants to harvest the poppies, many already opium addicts, so that isn’t an issue.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 13:17||   2019-06-26 13:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Oh no, a poppy seed shortage!

Does that mean that my poppy seed muffins and bagels is gonna see an increase in price?
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-26 14:31||   2019-06-26 14:31|| Front Page Top

#4 Does that mean that my poppy seed muffins and bagels is gonna see an increase in price?

No. Poppy seeds for cooking are mostly grown in the Netherlands and Turkey, Seeking cure.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 16:54||   2019-06-26 16:54|| Front Page Top

#5 I forgot to add the "sarc" tag. Poppy seeds are also grown in California and yes it is legal to grow poppies, what's illegal is the harvesting of poppy sap.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-26 22:50||   2019-06-26 22:50|| Front Page Top

#6 :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-26 22:56||   2019-06-26 22:56|| Front Page Top

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