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Climate Change Makes Heroin Stronger

by | 15th, November 2011

DID you know that cliamte change has made heroin more potent?

Scienceline, New York University’s environmental reporting programme, says researchers have found that poppies grown today produce twice as many alkaloids — chemical compounds such as morphine (which can be used to make heroin) — as they did in 1950. Based on those growth levels, scientists expect the morphine levels in poppies could triple by 2050 and increase by 4.5 times by 2090.

Well, so long as they are grown in a lab…

 



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