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Afghanistan flour trebles in price

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By: Nick Paton Walsh
    Channel 4 News (UK)

    May 26, 2008

    In Afghanistan the cost of flour trebles in the space of months.

    Food prices have been soaring around the world, but this is one of the worst affected places.

    Pakistan has cut off grain supplies to the country, and local bakers fear their businesses won’t survive.

    But one curious side-effect of the crisis is that farmers can now make so much money from wheat, they’ve stopped growing opium. That’s angered the Taliban, who use the poppy’s crop as a major source of cash.

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Written by afghandevnews

May 26, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Food security

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