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[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

[Asia] Starving China's Tobacco Monopoly Is Professor Li's Smoking Cure

Li’s idea is to start a revolution among China’s 20 million tobacco growers that will deprive China National Tobacco Corp....of the raw materials it needs. ... A crop-replacement pilot project she spearheaded with farmers in Yunnan province was a success
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Apr 21, 2014 21:51

Cuban Tobacco Agribusiness Impacts World Experts

Tobacco plantations were visited by more than 1500 participants from 80 countries in the municipalities of San Juan and Martinez and San Luis, in the western Pinar del Rio province. That territory is also known as Vueltabajo, the most significant in the
Prensa Latina (cu)
added Feb 27, 2014 19:11

Protesting tobacco producers promised Bulgaria govt will compensate them for lower price: mayor

“At the protest of the tobacco producers held in the village of Kochan, municipality of Satovcha, it has been promised that the Bulgarian government would compensate them, if the tobacco purchase price was lower,” Mayor of the village of Lyubcha, municipa
Focus English News (bg)
added Jan 26, 2014 06:26
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