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[North Carolina] Reynolds to face protests again / Farm labor advocates plan demonstrations on worker safety

Reynolds and Altria Group Inc. confirmed contracts with tobacco growers prohibit — starting in 2015 — the hiring of anyone under age 16 to work in their fields. Those ages 16 and 17 will be required to receive safety training and wear appropriate personal
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 7, 2015 13:32
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[Minnesota] Maplewood Company Treats Cancer with Tobacco

after growing the tobacco plant, a biopsy is taken from a patient and injected into the plant. About six days later, the antibody or proteins created in the plant are given to the patient. Traditional methods involve chicken eggs, but the problem is that
KSTP-TV 5 (Saint Paul, MN)
added May 7, 2015 12:06

Monroe County, Kentucky, Tobacco Farmer Guilty Of Crop Insurance Fraud / Fraud totaled $711,958

According to the plea agreement, Tracy E. Dillard, 45 of Fountain Run, Kentucky aided and abetted by others, admitted in court today of knowingly making false statements and reports on insurance claims submitted to Producers Agriculture Insurance Compan
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 6, 2015 13:11

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions and Tyton BioEnergy Systems Sign a Collaborative Agreement Focused on Domestic and International Energy Tobacco Production

Developing ground breaking new sources of renewable energy by repurposing tobacco, the world’s largest non-food crop, for green chemicals production
Business Wire
added May 5, 2015 20:30

Use of illicit tobacco following introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco products in Australia: results from a national cross-sectional survey (PDF)

While unable to quantify the total extent of use of illicit manufactured cigarettes, in this large national survey we found no evidence in Australia of increased use of two categories of manufactured cigarettes likely to be contraband, no increase in purc
Tobacco Control
added May 5, 2015 17:30

[Australia] Illegal tobacco sold in 13 Victorian country centres, including Geelong

A KPMG report has revealed that four to six outlets in Shepparton are selling illegal tobacco. There are up to three outlets selling it in Bendigo, Bairnsdale, Corio, Eaglehawk... Tax office deputy commissioner Will Day said it was no excuse for farmers
Geelong (Vic) Advertiser (au)
added May 5, 2015 17:21

[Africa, Asia, Zimbabwe] China gets lion's share of tobacco exports

CHINA has accounted for more than half of Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports in 2015, latest statistics have shown, as the Asian giant took top gong from Belgium which ruled the roost in the comparable period last year.
Newsday (zw)
added May 4, 2015 18:03

[Africa] Malawi tobacco sales rake in US$31m in three weeks

Tobacco earnings have reached over US$31million from 21.7 million kilogrammes in three weeks of sale at the country’s tobacco auction market.Tobacco Control Commission chief executive Bruce Munthali said Monday that this year’s earnings appeared a bit be
added May 4, 2015 17:32

China chokes as tobacco profits a tough habit to quit

Cheap cigarettes are a mainstay of daily life in the southwestern province of Yunnan. "A lot of people smoke here. It's all because of the local economy. Many tobacco companies are set up here in Yunnan," said Zhang Jie, as he lit up..."It's good for th
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 29, 2015 13:36

[North Carolina] Court to decide if 800K tobacco growers too many for 1 case

North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simply too big and diverse for one class-action lawsuit. The court heard from attorneys about the fight over money built up for decades by the Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabi
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 29, 2015 06:25
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