Saffron and Opium

steven hart hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:14:03 PST
Yes thank you Vijay, if you see my last message, I misunderstood the
article..


On 15 November 2013 02:48, VIJAY CHANDHOK <vc2m@mac.com> wrote:

> I agree there is no indication there to say that you can extract morphine
> from saffron bulbs or saffron is a substitute raw material for making
> morphine.
> Vijay
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Nov 14, 2013, at 10:10 PM, Youngs Aberdeen <
> youngs.aberdeen@btinternet.com> wrote:
> >
> > Steven,  I think you are mistaking the nature of the project -
> > Where did you get the idea that morphine or any dangerous drug
> > might be extracted from the saffron crocus? I saw nothing in the film
> > report or text of the story to say that these crocus are on the way to
> > becoming plants on a banned list - in Australia or anywhere else ?
> > The idea is for the Afghans to grow and harvest saffron  to tempt them
> > away from growing the opium poppies. Saffron is the only crop that can
> > compete financially with the opium crop.  Clearly there will be greater
> > costs in setting up the saffron farming initially but  it  must be worth
> > a try,
> > I would have thought.
> >
> > M
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