Morphine Free Poppies Could Help Fight Malaria (Afghanistan's New Cash Crop?)

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    pres. bush should jump right on this :thup:

     
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    2004 Waltky?
     
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    Until they can figure out how to make as much off of NON-opium poppies
    as they do from opium poppies,

    I'd have to answer your question "Afghanistan's New Cash Crop?" with a resounding NO.

    The thing IS, the non-0's CURE; the 0's cause addiction;
    if I'm in biz to make bux, I'm going to have to go with the guaranteed RETURN customers,
    who buy at MY prices, not some regulated amount.

    America would be a good place to do it, however ~
    not only would it be beneficial, as medicine,
    it would also cross-pollinate, thereby RUINING, any of the heirlooms.
     
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