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[Africa, Zimbabwe] MUCHEMWA: Adapting tobacco growing to climate change

We cannot stand and wish this away but instead, we need to adjust and adapt to the erratic weather pattern through good agronomic practices that reduce exposure to the harsh climatic conditions. Irrigation should become the country’s focus as it is no l
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 3, 2015 20:01

Biologist to develop ‘transgenic tobacco plants’ for trans people to grow sex hormones at home

Transgender people may soon take do-it-yourself supplements using genetically modified tobacco plants, which they can grow in their homes to produce gender hormones like estrogen and testosterone. This comes from a project of a biologist to develop trans
International Business Times (au)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:04

[Africa, Asia, China] Chinese leader Xi Jinping welcomed in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Thousands of people lined Harare’s roads and welcomed Chinese president Xi Jinping, whose visit has raised hopes that China will help stabilize Zimbabwe’s faltering economy...a key supplier to Beijing of oil, minerals, tobacco and cotton.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2015 19:14

The environmental and health impacts of tobacco agriculture, cigarette manufacture and consumption

A community of concern needs to be established among multiple sectors – including health, agriculture, trade and environment – to address the environmental impacts of tobacco production and use. The FCTC Parties may consider such a broad approach as a ne
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 1, 2015 11:59

Responsibility | Sustainable Agriculture

Most of our companies’ products begin with farmers tending crops in fields in the United States or abroad. Altria’s tobacco companies purchase tobacco from domestic and international growers and suppliers. Our wine business grows and harvests grapes on it
Altria Group, Inc.
added Nov 30, 2015 15:24
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] House urged to investigate Sudipen for tobacco tax fund misuse

to launch a probe on the matter following complaints from tobacco farmers in the municipality of Sudipen that their share in the tobacco excise tax was supposedly spent on “irrelevant’” projects. “According to Republic Act 7171, the share of the municipa
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:54

[Australia] Bush tobacco culture revealed by Western Desert Aborigines ($$)

The Australian (au)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:15

[North Carolina] N.C. tobacco farmers vote to continue self-tax

voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Under the Tobacco Research Check-Off, started 24 year
Fayetteville (NC) Observer
added Nov 26, 2015 18:35

University of Kentucky to cover controversial campus mural

Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a mo
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 26, 2015 18:37


The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco has dropped from over 86 000 last year to slightly above 69 000 this year, statistics released by the industry regulator show.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 24, 2015 21:10
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