Poppy fields don’t need eradicating…but something does…

There’s some good news in Afghanistan. The opium poppy production was halved last year. This was because of a crop disease…NOTHING to do with what the troops were doing. I’ve always thought the American obsession with eradicating poppy crops was pointless. Why deny the locals with their best chance of beating starvation? It’s one war that … [Read the full story]