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Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit in Colorado

a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed...Colorado has approved a list of pesticides that are acceptable to grow pot...leaves out several pesticides that are commonly used on both food and tobacco.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 5, 2015 18:39
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[Asia-pacific] In Historic Step for Public Health, Trans-Pacific Partnership Protects Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attack

The tobacco industry and its political allies claim this provision would harm tobacco farmers. Make no mistake: This provision would not impact trade of tobacco leaf in any way and includes language specifically exempting tobacco leaf. It is focused on p
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 5, 2015 13:36
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Record rain damages crops, concerns NC farmers

Greg Hipp, a farmer in Fuquay-Varina, said he is holding out a bit of hope that his tobacco will survive the flooding. "If we can make it to Tuesday and (the tobacco) is still on the stalk, than it will probably be OK," he said. "But you know, with thes
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Oct 7, 2015 13:28
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[Asia-pacific] GLANTZ/MYERS: Obama takes baby step toward protecting public health in the Trans Pacific Partnership; leaves big loophole

Obama’s proposal also leaves the current system of international trade lawyers making the decision in these cases (often in secret). / exception relates only to trade in tobacco leaf not in tobacco products or in the possession of a manufacturer. It was a
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 4, 2015 17:23
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[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Burr& Tillis Respond To Administration’s Partisan TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

“By carving out tobacco from the TPP, the Obama Administration is discriminating against an entire agricultural commodity, setting a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements,” said Senator Tillis. “Congress granted the President trade promotion au
PressZoom (nl)
added Oct 4, 2015 10:12
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Proposed Bill Could Bring Connecticut Tobacco to Cuba

Democrat Chris Murphy held a round table discussion with Connecticut tobacco growers to hear their take on the issue. ... The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act would also remove a president’s authority to impose future embargoes, and repeal the prohibition on
NBC Connecticut
added Oct 2, 2015 21:27
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia, North Carolina] Burr& Tillis Respond To Administration’s Partisan TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

“By carving out tobacco from the TPP, the Obama Administration is discriminating against an entire agricultural commodity, setting a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements,” said Senator Tillis. “Congress granted the President trade promotion a
US Senator RICHARD BURR (R-NC)
added Oct 2, 2015 14:19
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[Asia, India] YS Jagan wages war on TDP govt in support of distressed tobacco farmers

Pro-farmer YSRCP’s chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy strongly demanded that the government come to the succor of the tobacco farmers in the state. He accused the TDP government of turning a blind eye to the plight of the farmers. He addressed a protest programm
Sakshipost (in)
added Sep 30, 2015 16:50
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What It's Like to Be a Tobacco Farmer: Photos From Around the World

In the late 1990s, as Sarah Hazlegrove’s family stopped growing tobacco for the first time in 200 years, her immediate reaction was to start photographing the Virginia family farm she knew and loved. Though Forkland Farm’s history with tobacco had specia
Slate
added Sep 30, 2015 16:10
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Child Farmworkers Banned From Handling Pesticides, But Not Tobacco

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) has been putting pressure on Reynolds American...to end child labor in its supply chain and give workers collective bargaining rights. Now, they’re planning to call for a boycott of the company’s products, as Chávez
BuzzFeed
added Sep 29, 2015 10:15
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