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[Australia] Crime gangs coaxing farmers into growing illegal tobacco: ATO

A number of major seizures in the last six months shows the brilliant green tobacco leaves are still a big allure to criminals wanting to make a ‘big buck out of baccy’. Surprisingly it is often grown in large paddocks, a sea of big green leaves, in fai
The Land (au)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:50
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Ilocos tobacco farmers fear losing income, scholarship over cigarette firm’s closure

Aside from losing hundreds of scholars, some 55,000 tobacco farmers in the country expressed fear about losing income after Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay threatened to close down the country’s leading cigarette manufacturing f
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47

UK: Tobacco Giant Should Respect Human Rights

BAT) should strengthen its processes for identifying and addressing human rights risks in its global supply chain, Human Rights Watch and Swedwatch said today in an open letter to shareholders. At
added Apr 25, 2017 16:24

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports up 9%

TOBACCO exports have grown by 9% to 43 million kg with the bulk going to Chin
Newsday (zw)
added Apr 25, 2017 07:31

Food, drink and tobacco sector

Employment in both tobacco manufacturing and cultivation continued to fall in the past decade. Nonetheless, the sector remains an economic activity in which millions of women and men earn their living. Tobacco is grown in more than 100 developing and tra
International Labour Organization (ch)
added Apr 24, 2017 18:24

HENDLIN: For an Earth Free of Tobacco Waste

For Earth Day, we’re taking a look into how much the world sacrifices to produce this completely unnecessary product. The environmental costs of tobacco fare no better than the health costs of using tobacco. As the 1995 World Health Organization (WHO) Be
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Apr 23, 2017 00:01

[Asia, India] Increase in tobacco crop size leaves many unhappy

Restrictions:The Tobacco Board has resolved to limit the horizontal expansion of tobacco and has issued necessary instructions against allowing new barns to be constructed. Growers, anti-tobacco activists criticise move to raise the figure from 95 milli
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 22, 2017 23:32

Shaming pictures show America's cruel past when children were forced to work in fields and factories

Amos, six, and Horace, four, were made to work by their father John Neal at a tobacco farm in Albaton, Kentucky, day after day from 'sun-up to sun-down', worming and suckering. Mr Neal, who rented land, said they worked as steadily as adults
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 20, 2017 20:17

[Virginia] Oprah erupts in new HBO film, premiering Saturday

whose tissue sample would yield medical marvels benefiting millions...The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,"...A poor tobacco farmer who worked the same Virginia land as her slave ancestors, Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 at age 31.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 20, 2017 18:55

[Africa] Tobacco strategic, important to Malawi’s economy – Mutharika

says tobacco is strategic and important to the Malawi economy, apart from contributing greatly to the country’s foreign exchange earnings, it is also important in the socio-economic well-being and food security of the nation. Mutharika made the remarks T
Malawi News Agency (MANA) (mw)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58
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