AFGHANISTAN OPIUM PRICES DROP SHARPLY:
UNODC has determined the trend of "farm gate prices" of Afghani opium through July 2007. Since July of 2005, the per-kilo price dropped from $ US 167 to $US 105 - a whopping 37%. In just the past twelve months it dropped from $ US 140 - 25%. Says a lot about the "other" war - the war on drugs, and bodes ill for the impact on price and purity in consuming nations around the world.