Dope dependent

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It is a bumper crop that has raised quite a few eyebrows. Much to the chagrin of those leading the international fight against the drugs menace, Afghanistan harvested a bountiful poppy yield of 3400 tonnes last year. In a strange paradox, the country is struggling to gather enough food for its 27 million people.

A recent report released by the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Board indicates that efforts to dissuade starving Afghan farmers from growing poppy