Planting hope, instead of dope

Peterson, Scott
January 2000
Christian Science Monitor;1/14/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 37, p6
Reports on the efforts of the United Nations Drug Control Program to encourage farmers of Afghanistan to cultivate crops other than poppy plants, and the growth of the Afghan opium trade in 1999.


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