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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 01 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:050288

Eyespy brings you the latest quirky medical stories from around the world

It's news that might have George Bush leaping on the anti-GM bandwagon. Rather than use the technology to boost food crop production, Colombian drug barons have turned to GM (genetically modified) crops to increase cocaine yield--new strains of plants have been found to yield eight times greater than normal. The higher yields may be one of the reasons why cocaine prices have stayed low despite US and Colombian air attacks on farms. And recent reports in the United Kingdom even say that buying cocaine is cheaper than a cappuccino. Official Colombian figures claim, however, that the area under coca cultivation has halved since 2000, but evidence suggests production levels have been maintained (


Sorry darling, my condom is in the wash tonight

Eyespy has heard some dubious excuses in her time for not-wanting to wear a condom and usually treats them with scorn. But those reported in the paper “Fifty ways to leave your rubber,” have made even her raise a neatly manicured eyebrow. The paper explores the many …

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