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Why eating more hummus could help the world stop smoking

reported last year that farmers in Virginia, US, were starting to ditch their tobacco crops in favour of chickpeas - the main ingredient of the Middle Eastern dip. Tobacco is becoming an increasingly difficult crop to make sustainable, particularly in th
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 25, 2014 10:12
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[North Carolina] Cigarette Plant Will Be Turned Into A Factory For Solar And Wind Farm Batteries

the once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms. Swiss startup battery manufacturer Alevo plans to open up the 3.5 million square-foot plant Tue
Think Progress (blog)
added Oct 31, 2014 11:15
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[Europe] MEPs back subsidies for tobacco crops

European Parliament on Wednesday rejected an amendment in the EU 2015 budget to stop subsidies for tobacco crops. The text said "no payments should be made towards tobacco aid, as EU funding should not be used for purposes that are harmful to health." Thr
EUobserver.com
added Oct 24, 2014 13:18
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[USA] New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

"I think that many members of Congress have been shocked that children are suffering nicotine poisoning from working in U.S. tobacco fields," said Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's children's rights advocacy director. "In response, they are pushing tobacco
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2014 08:05
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industry urged to help poor farmers with real support

An anti-tobacco group has called on tobacco industry to end “rhetoric” on World Food Day and provide real support to poor tobacco farmers.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Oct 15, 2014 12:53
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[Tennessee] Family tobacco farmers are dying breed

The transformation of the tobacco industry has largely removed the job of raising tobacco from family farms and consolidated production into the hands of large-scale agribusiness enterprises, where successful tobacco growers harvest hundreds or even thou
The Tennessean
added Sep 8, 2014 06:08
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[Africa] Tobacco-curing eats up Zimbabwe's forests

both the government and farmers have become increasingly aware that tobacco farming also comes at a great cost to the environment. Income from tobacco in 2013, accounted for at least 10.7 percent of the Zimbabwe’s GDP and 21.8 percent of all exports, co
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) [UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]
added Aug 25, 2014 18:56
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] van der MERWE: Rights of tobacco farmers under threat

The successful annual Africa regional conference of the International Tobacco Growers’ Association held in Zimbabwe in June inevitably had the local pundits and organisations such as the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (Natt) sounding
Zimbabwe Standard (zw)
added Aug 10, 2014 22:02
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Drug given to American Ebola patients produced at Kentucky facility using tobacco plants

Tobacco plants grown in greenhouses at Kentucky BioProcessing in Owensboro were "infected" with a protein, which the plants then reproduced, that is turned into a serum to fight the Ebola virus. PHOTO PROVIDED
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 5, 2014 07:04
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Ugandan Farmers Fighting for Tobacco

But for Ugandan tobacco farmers, the future is less certain than they thought. The Tobacco Control Bill currently before parliament proposes strict limits on marketing and consumption, banning smoking in and around public buildings. It also prohibits ad
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 6, 2014 18:32
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