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Costs, contracts and the narrative of prosperity: an economic analysis of smallholder tobacco farming livelihoods in Kenya

Tobacco farming households enter into contract with tobacco companies to realise perceived economic benefits. The narrative that tobacco farming is a lucrative economic undertaking for smallholder farmers, however, is inaccurate in the context of Kenya.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 4, 2018 04:57
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22nd Century Announces New Non-GMO, Very Low Nicotine Flue-Cured and Burley Tobacco Varieties

Company has exclusively licensed from North Carolina State University (NCSU) several flue-cured and burley tobacco plant lines that grow with Very Low Nicotine levels. These new plants contain no foreign genetic material (non-GMO) and will compliment 22nd
Business Wire
added Jun 29, 2018 22:18
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The US children working in tobacco fields: 'I wanted to help my mama'

Workers in tobacco are vulnerable to heat sickness, in temperatures which regularly reach 32C (89F); they risk injuries from sharp objects; and, if the Trump administration has its way, children will return to using the most toxic agrochemicals. Then th
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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MAKI: American 12-year-olds can't buy cigarettes. Why can they work in tobacco fields?

We call on the tobacco industry to raise the minimum age of work on tobacco farms to 18 in the US and around the world immediately. It’s bad enough that the tobacco industry is willing to kill its customers with a dangerous product; it really should move
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:21
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Mexico: children toil in tobacco fields as reforms fail to fix poverty

The Guardian visited with the family at the start of harvest season in mid-February, when they were weary after making the gruelling journey to the lowlands of Nayarit, as they do every year, on foot and rickety bus. They, like most of the tobacco picke
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:47
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Tobacco: activist investors pressure £20bn companies over child labour

The world’s biggest tobacco companies are coming under mounting pressure over child labour and working conditions in fields globally, from Zimbabwe to North Carolina. The firms are facing intense scrutiny from unions, NGOs and academics. While all hav
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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'I've been sick in the chest': Tobacco fields take toll on Indonesian children

In the decade since, her health problems have never really gone away. “Since second grade, I have been sick in the chest, and then sometimes it is hard to breathe,” says Eping, now 14. It’s always worse in tobacco harvest season, she says, especially w
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] Tobacco: a deadly business

This Guardian series is focussed on the huge damage of the tobacco epidemic, which continues to cost millions of people’s lives around the world per year, and the industry behind it
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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[UK] Child labour rampant in tobacco industry

Child labour in tobacco is rampant and on the increase... Evidence from three continents shows how children aged 14 and under are kept out of school and employed in hard and sometimes harmful physical labour to produce the tobacco leaf that fills cigare
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 26, 2018 21:28
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[Malawi] Special report: The children working the tobacco fields: 'I wanted to be a nurse'

Children in poor families work the fields in Malawi, impacting schooling, reports Sarah Boseley, amid signs of a growing international crisis....There are 18 tenant families on this tobacco farm in the Kasungu district of Malawi, each living in a straw h
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:28
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