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[North Carolina] Child Labor In America's Tobacco Fields

It's hard to tell how many or how old they are, but an Oxfam America/Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) study found one in 10 working in North Carolina's tobacco fields are younger than 18. Baldemar Velasquez, president of the AFL-CIO's Farm Labor
Public News Service (PNS)
added Nov 17, 2014 12:50

[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Bill: Of consumer rights and economic interests?

The recent public hearing on the proposed Tobacco Bill, in Abuja, again provided the public, especially those at both ends of the tobacco debate, to air their views on tobacco and the industry, described by analysts as contributing over N100 billion in r
Nigerian Tribune (ng)
added Nov 11, 2014 11:12

US governor blasts France's anti-tobacco law

McCrory. The Republican wrote an angry letter this week to Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the US, to “formally oppose the project of his government”, Le Figaro reported on Wednesday. McCrory, who is in charge of America’s biggest tobacco produ
The Local France (fr)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:28

[North Carolina] Not just Ebola: Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants being tested against array of diseases

Medicago has a new production facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina....expected to be able to make 30 million fight a major outbreak of "pandemic" flu....Scientists favour tobacco plants because they grow quickly and their biology
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 17, 2014 07:17

It's Been a Dream Week for Tobacco, the Life-Saving Plant

Introducing the all-new, life-saving, pleasure-giving, widow-and-orphan-supporting plant—tobacco. OK, a slight exaggeration. ... On the whole, though, for Big Tobacco it’s been a week to die for.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 7, 2014 11:22

[Kentucky] Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum - The Washington Post

ZMapp, was developed by the San Diego company Mapp Biopharmaceutical. It is manufactured in Kentucky using fast-growing tobacco plants, which act as “photocopiers” to produce proteins that are extracted from the plants and processed into the drug, said a
Washington Post
added Aug 5, 2014 16:53

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Green tobacco kills 136 children every year

At least 136 children die from green tobacco-related illnesses annually, says former health minister and current adviser to the president, Dr Timothy Stamps. "Growing of tobacco is dangerous in this country for three reasons; deforestation, child labour
The Zimbabwean (uk)
added Jun 29, 2014 02:57

Tobacco producers to sue Bulgaria over co-financing allocation

“The trial is initiated on behalf of all 1,800 tobacco producers in the country, who feel harmed. They received BGN 1 less after this year’s allocation of the national subsidies, which set different prices for the Basmi variety, which is most widely grow
Focus English News (bg)
added Jun 13, 2014 11:35

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Beauty queens tour Savanna Tobacco

Twenty Miss Zimbabwe contestants yesterday toured Savanna Tobacco, a local cigarette manufacturing company...Miss Zim Trust secretary, Terry Bharu said the purpose of the visits was to help the beauty queens to be knowledgeable about their country.
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jun 6, 2014 08:15

[USA] Tobacco’s Hidden Children / Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming (PDF)

no child under age 18 should be permitted to perform work in which they come into direct contact with tobacco in any form, including plants of any size or dried tobacco leaves, due to the inherent health risks posed by nicotine and the pesticides ap
Human Rights Watch
added May 14, 2014 10:03
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