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A Spring Picnic in the Land of Milkweed and Honey

Danika Boyle | Posted 07.17.2013 | Taste
Danika Boyle

In Provence, as spring advances toward summer, fields beckon, red with poppies scattered like gypsy blankets under cherry trees laden with their ripe fruit.

Walmart Workers Call Cops On Veterans On Memorial Day

Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

Some veterans didn’t quite get the respect they deserved this Memorial Day. Walmart employees at a store in Elizabethtown, N.C.called the police...

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

The New York Times | JACK HEALY | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

Despite increased efforts to destroy fields of opium poppies and wean Afghan farmers off the country’s biggest cash crop, poppy cultivation in Afgha...

Afghanistan's Opium Wars: Amazing Photos From 'National Geographic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The February issue of National Geographic takes an in-depth look at Afghanistan's opium wars. As writer Robert Draper discovers, a key step to securin...

PHOTOS: 7 Unexpected Uses For Flowers

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In their brief but expensive life, flower arrangements are often seen as impractical and even a waste of money. But flowers have a long and rich histo...

Graphic Shows Complexity Of US Counterinsurgency In Afghanistan

Checkpoint Kabul | McClatchy | Dion Nissenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For a good example of how difficult it will be for the US military to regain the momentum in Afghanistan, check out this graphic on the military count...

Afghanistan Elections Could Hinge On Provincial Poppy Production

The Washington Post | Pamela Constable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- The economic fortunes of Badakhshan province, a remote and wildly beautiful corner of far northeastern Afghanistan, have rise...

The Freeing of Afghan Poppies

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Nusbaumer

For years we have been hearing about a crop eradication program that does not exist. How many more years will it be before we hear about a crop substitution program that could exist?