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The environmental harm of the tobacco lifecycle

The life cycle of tobacco causes deep and often irreparable damage through deforestation, water consumption and the use of pesticides. Greenhouse gases are emitted at every stage, contributing in no small part to climate change [1]. The soil where it is
ASH UK--Medium (uk)
added Feb 8, 2018 18:29
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LETTER: Child Farm Workers

An effort by the Obama administration to update them was snuffed out by House conservatives, who never saw a regulation they liked. The proposal would have restricted the operation of heavy equipment, protected migrant teenagers from picking tobacco unpr
New York Times
added Feb 8, 2018 05:38
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco export earnings top $100 million

Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin, show that China accounted for over 10,4 million kg valued at $88,01 million while Sudan bought 594 600 million kg for $2,5 million
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 7, 2018 00:57
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Universal Corporation Reports Nine-Month Results

"As expected, our earnings from operations so far in fiscal year 2018 have been impacted by lower burley crop volumes in Africa and fewer carryover crop sales in North America, offset in part by the return to normal crop volumes in Brazil, where we contin
PR Newswire
added Feb 7, 2018 00:33
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Farm sunshine, not cancer: Replacing tobacco fields with solar arrays

completed a study "Economic Impact of Substituting Solar Photovoltaic Electric Production for Tobacco Farming" to be published in Land Use Policy. As demand for solar energy grows so does the demand for land for solar farms. "To completely eliminate the
EurekAlert
added Feb 5, 2018 22:52
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Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Although tobacco use is the leading cause of avoidable death globally, farming tobacco continues to provide the primary source of income to many farmers. But two Michigan Technological University researchers contend that converting tobacco fields to sola
Michigan Tech
added Feb 5, 2018 22:46
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers urged to preserve forests

Government has urged tobacco farmers to seek other sources of energy when curing their crops in order to preserve Zimbabwe’s forests. The country loses at least 330 000 hectares of forests annually due to various activities, including agriculture, domest
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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[North Carolina] Man of Tobacco? Highway Art was Discussed More Than 60 Years Ago

We apparently almost had massive statues of a strapping farmhand — think the Statue of David, shirtless with blue jeans and gripping a tobacco leaf — standing by highways leading into the city in the 1950s, as part of a planned-but-never-completed festiv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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[Africa, South Africa] WATCH: 10 000 Tobacco farming jobs on the line due to illicit cigarettes

Besieged commercial and emerging farmers in the Waterberg Region of Limpopo held a Tobacco Farmers Day in the town of Vaalwater on Thursday. They met to share knowledge and information, but mostly to hear how industry players are planning to tackle the
News24 (za)
added Feb 2, 2018 18:30
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Potential Mandated Lowering of Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes: A Plant Perspective

An understanding of technical feasibility of plant-based nicotine reduction technologies, along with the potential for corresponding alterations in alkaloid or toxicant profiles, is needed by regulators in order to develop effective nicotine control stra
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 2, 2018 18:25
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