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Fight Flu With Tobacco

Medicago, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, is testing a new idea: Coax tobacco plants into expressing the proteins to make vaccines. Last year Darpa challenged the firm to make 10 million doses in a month. Medicago succeeded, proving it can respond quic
Wired
added Mar 19, 2013 03:26
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[Greece] Greek Reporter Philip Morris Signed Agreement for Greek Tobacco

Philip Morris International along with its subsidiary Papastratos signed yesterday the agreement to purchase 50% of Greece΄s tobacco production over the next three years, according to an official announcement.
Greek Reporter
added Feb 28, 2013 13:40
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[Zimbabwe] TIMB takes over Rusape tobacco auction floor

THE Tobacco Industry Marketing Board will this season be operating a tobacco auction floor in Rusape that will be accessible to all contractors that sponsored tobacco farming under the contract farming system in Manicaland.
Manica Post (zw)
added Feb 26, 2013 11:20
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[Malawi] Lilongwe tobacco growers favour auction system

Despite Malawi Government only allocating 20 percent of tobacco to be sold through the auction system, some farmers in Lilongwe say the system is better than contract farming.
Malawi Nation Online (mw)
added Feb 20, 2013 16:33
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[Uganda] LETTER: Tobacco growing can have long-lasting hazards in society if not controlled

The Minister for Agriculture, Mr Tress Bucanayandi in meeting with some MPs was quoted to have said it was unnecessary ... if a law to control the activity is not put in place, the nation will continue to levy taxes just to treat a sick population rathe
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 18, 2013 06:26
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[Zimbabwe] New tobacco rules rile growers

Activists are calling on buyers to buy tobacco from countries that do not practice child labour, infringe on women’s rights, cause deforestation or use harmful chemicals. But farmers argue that the requirements are a political move targeted at Zimbabwe’
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 17, 2013 23:49
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[Zimbabwe] US$784 000 tobacco goes under hammer on first day

Tobacco growers pocketed a collective US$784 000 from the sale of 265 000 kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco on the first day of the 2013 tobacco selling season. The crop was sold on Wednesday at three participating auction floors, Tobacco Sales Floor, Bok
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 14, 2013 21:37
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[UK] Bulgarian tobacco harvest relies on help from children

Children must quit the classroom in some villages on the border with Greece to tend crops Share 3
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 5, 2013 22:09
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[Zimbabwe] Tobacco marketing season to open next month

THIS year's tobacco marketing season opens on Wednesday February 15 with individual sales while contract sales commence the following day. Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairperson Mrs Monica Chinamasa told journalists yesterday that four auction
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jan 29, 2013 16:06
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe welcomes tobacco protocol

China Central Television (CCTV) (cn)
added Jan 18, 2013 14:15
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