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Zimbabwe tobacco exports up on China demand, drought dims outlook

Zimbabwe's tobacco export earnings rose 11 percent to $855 million in 2015 on higher prices and demand from China, an industry official said on Wednesday, but production this year could suffer from a scorching drought. Tobacco is the Southern African nat
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2016 21:06
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Zambia refuses to ban tobacco production

The Zambian government said it cannot afford to ban tobacco production and trade because doing so could result in massive job losses and income especially in rural communities, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 20, 2016 21:03
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[Asia, India] Illegal cigarette trade impacts domestic industry

The recent seizure of foreign-make cigarettes by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from containers at Krishnapatnam port brings to the fore the problem of contraband goods finding their way into the country, affecting tobacco growers and indu
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 17, 2016 16:41
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Curing Causing Forest Degradation in Karnataka

estimated seven lakh tons of fuelwood required for curing tobacco every year in Karnataka, more than 300 hectares of forest land are lost annually...tobacco cultivation is not only a big threat to environment but also likely to become a threat to food sec
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:35
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[Asia, India] Parasitic weed gives tobacco ryots the jitters

The tobacco sector in Prakasam district is facing a new crisis as the growers are spending sleepless nights owing to rapid spreads of a parasitic weed Orabanche cernua in their fields. Tobacco crop in over 5,000 hectares in the district has been affecte
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:10
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[Bulgaria] Campaign on tobacco purchasing not over even at 50%: expert

In his words, the said campaign started in October as regards certain tobacco types, such as Virginia, which is the broadleaf type. “The campaign on buying Oriental tobacco started on the part of some companies before the New Year yet, ultimately, we ca
Focus English News (bg)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:31
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[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

The EPA's preliminary risk assessment of imidacloprid found that the pesticide "potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators," according to a press statement. The agency found that residu
Truthout
added Jan 7, 2016 01:59
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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees, Fails to Analyze Other Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honeybees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plan
Common Dreams
added Jan 7, 2016 01:58
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EPA Says Insecticide May Pose Risk to Bees

its first assessment of the effect on bee colonies from use of neonicotinoids, which disrupt insects’ nervous systems and are widely used in the U.S. to kill pests like aphids and whiteflies on a range of crops. The review found that one variety of the ch
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 7, 2016 01:56
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