US changes tack on Afghan poppies
The United States is to change the way it deals with the massive poppy growing industry in Afghanistan.
Instead of destroying the crops it will spend money encouraging Afghan farmers to grow different ones.
US special envoy to Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke, at a G8 meeting in Italy, said current measures against poppy growers had been "a failure"
Of course these farmers will show loads of interest but still grow poppies
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