Afghan farmers handing over daughters

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  1. LadyEagle

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    http://www.rawa.org/opium5.htm
     
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    Sad isn't it. If we offered them free seed, we should provide it, but I bet there is more to it than that.
     
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    What kind of seed? What crop will grow in the Afghani conditions (little rain, poor soil, wind & cold from high elevations)? What will approximate the cash value of the opium crop? Opium poppies are re-seeding annuals. Harvesting the sap does not interfere with collecting the seed.

    It will be difficult to stop.
     
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    Maybe so Daisy, but it must be stopped, for mans sake.
     
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    The life of a muslim woman in a muslim country isn't worth much according to several documentaries I have seen recently on public TV.
     

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