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[Canada] Legal age to smoke pot in Manitoba to be 19; home-growing will be banned

Manitoba plans to set 19 as the minimum age to buy and use recreational marijuana once it’s legalized in July, but people would not be allowed to grow it at home for their own use. Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said the homegrown prohibition is aime
Canadian Press
added Dec 6, 2017 00:00
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PureCircle Begins Partnering With U.S. Farmers Who Have Grown Tobacco, To Now Grow Stevia English

The program will provide economic opportunities for tobacco farmers looking for a sustainable crop which is in high demand by the global food and beverage industry.
PR Newswire
added Dec 5, 2017 17:44
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $827m

Zimbabwe has earned $827,4 million from 166,6 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted for
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Dec 5, 2017 04:28
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[Zimbabwe] Over 100K farmers register to grow tobacco in the 2017/18 season

Previously a preserve for commercial farmers tobacco is fast becoming an attractive source of livelihood for many of Zimbabwe’s small scale and communal farmers.
The Source (zw)
added Dec 5, 2017 04:23
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[Ethiopia, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

There are few crops people can grow in rural Tanzania to make money and the dominant one is tobacco
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 29, 2017 15:52
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New twist to Mliswa, CBZ loan dispute

A $3 million loan dispute pitting businessman Mr Temba Mliswa and CBZ Bank has taken a new twist... The commercial bank claims it lent Mliswa’s Saltlakes Holdings money to buy tobacco from farmers and the businessman bound himself as surety and co-princi
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 29, 2017 01:44
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[Tennessee] Herbicide spraying faulted for dead tobacco crops

Daniels alleges that herbicide spraying by the Powell Valley Electric Cooperative killed dozens of acres of his crops and has caused him to lose millions of dollars in profits. RJ Reynolds, a large tobacco company that Daniels usually sells his product
WBIR NBC (Knoxville, TN)
added Nov 28, 2017 20:21
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BURNING PROBLEM Russia’s dire economics are forcing smokers to grow their own tobacco

Russians’ real disposable income fell for the fourth month in a row... Meanwhile, tax hikes on tobacco have made cigarette prices nearly double since 2013—a challenge to one of Europe’s heaviest-smoking populations. The solution to this smoldering probl
Quartz
added Nov 28, 2017 19:08
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $743,3m

Tobacco exports have raked in $743,3 million as at November 17, 2017, a marginal 1,19 percent increase from the comparable prior period. Figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that there was a 15 percent increase in tobacco exp
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:25
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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