Opium poppies stand after being harvested at a field in Myanmar's Shan State. Photo: AP

Will Myanmar’s economy ever kick its opium habit?

In a country second only to Afghanistan in terms of opium production, poppy fields are here to stay; ‘if we don’t grow it, we don’t eat’, say its impoverished farmers

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Opium poppies stand after being harvested at a field in Myanmar's Shan State. Photo: AP
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