Wallabies eating opium: How the U.S. opiod crisis affects Australia
Australian poppy farms
HEALTH Poppy farms
Bennett wallabies in Tasmania have been known to sneak into poppy fields and eat the heads of poppies, getting a little high.
But since the opioid crisis, the volume of legal opioid-based medicine prescriptions in the U.S. has dropped by 28% since 2012 according to Bloomberg. This leaves Australia's poppy farms, which have been producing half of the world's legal narcotics, in a bit of a pickle.
Find out more about the future of these farms and what's to become of the legal narcotics industry globally.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age