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[Virginia] Danville company uses engineered tobacco plant to create new jet fuel

Finding alternative uses for tobacco plants brought Tyton BioEnergy Systems to the Danville area a little more than four years ago — and now the company has announced it has found a way to extract oils from the plants to create non-fossil jet fuel.
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Mar 19, 2016 02:07
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 'Shift in tobacco auctioning season to affect performance'

The tobacco marketing season is starting on March 30. In previous years, the season began in February. Speaking at the company annual general meeting in Harare yesterday, Matsaira said the auction floors’ opening was moved back by a month, while output
Newsday (zw)
added Mar 17, 2016 16:14
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[North Carolina] Tobacco leaves may provide production option for flu vaccine

Medicago Inc. also is using its tobacco plant research to develop drugs to combat the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus. It has signed production contracts with the Canadian and U.S. governments. "Preliminary results have shown that Medicago’s technology c
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 16, 2016 09:55
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[Africa] Tobacco growers to benefit from $7m levy in Zimbabwe

TOBACCO growers are expected to start accessing the $7 million levy that was collected by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board last season. The 1,5 percent tobacco levy which had been scrapped in 2005, to encourage farmers to grow the crop was re-int
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Mar 15, 2016 22:55
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Cheaper HPV vaccine might come from tobacco

In a pioneering step towards using plants to produce vaccines against cervical cancer and other viruses, UCT researchers have generated synthetic human papillomavirus-derived viral particles called pseudovirions in tobacco plants.
HealthCanal.com
added Mar 15, 2016 22:09
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[Africa] Malawi tobacco marketing season to open on April 11

Malawi tobacco marketing season will be officially opened on April 11, starting with Lilongwe Auction Floors, Tobacco Control Commission (TCC), the country’s tobacco regulator announced Tuesday.TCC Chief Executive Officer, Albert Changaya confirmed in th
StarAfrica
added Mar 15, 2016 21:08
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[Africa, Zambia] PF has neglected tobacco farmers-Chishala Chilufya

Speaking in an interview Mr Chilufya said Zambia was the biggest producer of tobacco in the region but that it has fallen behind countries like Malawi which is six times smaller than Zambia. He said the lack of policy consistency has chased away potenti
Lusaka Times (zm)
added Mar 15, 2016 21:07
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco growers to benefit from levy

TOBACCO growers are expected to start accessing the $7 million levy that was collected by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board last season. The 1,5 percent tobacco levy which had been scrapped in 2005, to encourage farmers to grow the crop was re-in
Zimbabwe Daily
added Mar 14, 2016 00:56
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[Cyprus] Karpas farmers pin hops on tobacco crop

Villagers in the Karpas region are hoping their latest crop of tobacco plant (nicotiana) seedlings produces a sustainable harvest after a 12-year break in production. The last tobacco harvest in the region was 12 years ago in 2004, despite a failed atte
incyprus.com.cy (Cyprus Magazine) (cy)
added Mar 14, 2016 00:44
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[Bulgaria] Demolition row: Culture Ministry told Plovdiv two years ago that tobacco warehouse was a cultural monument

Prosecutors have opened pre-trial proceedings in connection with the attempted demolition, which began on March 6 but was stopped by the intervention of the ministry amid large-scale public outrage at the bid to raze the building, which dates to the 1920
Sofia Globe (bg)
added Mar 13, 2016 10:59
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