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[Africa] Malawi sex workers win the lotto at tobacco markets

Despite crying foul over getting less from their tobacco sales, most farmers seem to care less on how much to spend and spare on beer and short time relationship with commercial sex workers.
Malawi24 (mw)
added Apr 27, 2015 11:25

[Canada, New York] Ontario ramps up fight against contraband tobacco

Ministry officials said it is believed that the growth of tobacco farms is due in part to the fact that some are selling their product to underground manufacturers. They said by registering each farm it will be easier to follow the leaf and the money.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:28

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Editorial Comment: Let’s prepare for a smoking-free era

we should be using the breathing spell we now have to do the necessary research so that when tobacco goes we can still make money, both as farmers and as a country.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Apr 22, 2015 09:11

Democrats want children off tobacco farms

The bill from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves.
The Hill
added Apr 21, 2015 16:05

[North Carolina] Tobacco Season Continues While SUPCO Hearing Arguments Over Co-op

Tobacco growers in North Carolina are moving forward with this year's crop even as the State Supreme Court decides how much of a stake they should have in a $340 million reserve held by a grower's co-op based in Raleigh.
Time Warner Cable (Spectrum) News
added Apr 21, 2015 10:52

[North Carolina] N.C. Court to decide who has stake in tobacco reserve

North Carolina's highest court will take up how many current and former tobacco growers in the Southeast have a stake in the $340 million reserve held by a nonprofit cooperative established during an era of taxpayer subsidies killed a decade ago.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 20, 2015 09:41

[Asia] Zanu PF, China and Rhodesians: Who really is pimping Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry?

As different media publications try to figure out who to blame for this years poor tobacco season in Zimbabwe, the usual suspects have already been lined up...understanding how the tobacco industry actually operates; has still remained a mystery to the av
Nehanda Radio (zw)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:20

[Africa] Zimbabwe takes tobacco road to agriculture recovery

years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
added Apr 18, 2015 15:46

[Asia, Bangladesh] Stop tobacco farming on paddy, jute fields

Conversion of fertile paddy and jute lands into tobacco farming has to be halted immediately and expansion of tobacco acreage has to be stopped in the country, demanded discussants at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:43

[Africa, China, South Africa] Zimbabwe encourages booming Tobacco trade, but discourages smoking

Mugabe...“We will grow for those who want to smoke it. You should listen to what your doctor says. But if you over smoke, don’t blame us,” he added, drawing raucous laughter from Zimbabwean and South African government ministers and reporters.
added Apr 18, 2015 12:51
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