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    Harvest of Hypocrisy? UK opium poppy farming kept hush-hush

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    The U.S.-lead 'war on drugs' in Afghanistan has been ongoing since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Despite millions of dollars being spent on destroying crops, Afghanistan remains the world leader in opium-poppy production. But as RT's Laura Emmett discovered, the crackdown is having an adverse effect, with countries like the UK now forced to grow their own poppies to plug a shortage in pharmaceuticals.

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