THE WORLDPOST
10/11/2011 11:08 pm ET Updated Dec 11, 2011

U.N. Reports Sharp Rise In Opium Production In Afghanistan

Despite increased efforts to destroy fields of opium poppies and wean Afghan farmers off the country’s biggest cash crop, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose in 2011 and spread into areas once declared “poppy free,” according to a United Nations survey released Tuesday.

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