Afghan poppy fields hit by disease

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Afghan poppy fields are being hit by a fungus, which may reduce this year’s opium crop by as much as a quarter, according to a UN office on drugs and crime. The country produces almost all of the world’s opium. The strange fungus has led to rumors among farmers that Afghan and foreign authorities caused the fungus by spraying their crops. The BBC’s Mark Dummet brings us more details from Kabul.

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