Poppy Seed Fungus Destroying Most Opium Crops In Afghanistan
May 13, 2010
Farmers have been reporting that a white substance that appears to be a fungus has started to appear on an alarming number of crops in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces, which supplies nearly 92% of the globes heroine supply.
This has prompted many locals to blame NATO and U.S. forces of conducting a conspiracy to destroy the crops and end the heroine trade.
However, the dependence of opium selling for the Afghan economy, as well as funding to some operations which are increasing against the Taliban, this seems unlikely.
The UN has already stepped in to say that the fungus is a purely natural occurrence, and that poppy seed growth is often effected in waves of prosperity and ruin.
Either way, the price of heroine has gone up 50%.