Tob. J. Int, 2009, 6, p. 90-1, ISSN.0039-8627
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 1, p. 44-8, ISSN.0039-8627
New ways and old ways with water in tobaccoMuch of the definitive research and development work still valid today was carried out almost one hundred years ago. Water is still at the forefront of tobacco research because molecular biologists have now designed genetically modified (GM) tobacco ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 1, p. 60, ISSN.0039-8627
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Tob. J. Int, 2008, 1, p. 63-, ISSN.0039-8627
Inching towards LIP legislation in EuropeThe European Union moved closer to making lower ignition propensity (LIP) cigarettes a reality in November 2007, when the 27 member states overwhelmingly endorsed plans to draw up proposals for a standard to combat the leading cause of home fire ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 2, p. 42-9, ISSN.0039-8627
Tobacco's secret "other life"Tobacco is what it is because its leaf is rich in a wide array of different chemicals. Depending on type and processing, its chemical profile continues to make cured tobacco leaf an agreeable stimulant, whether the finished product is smoked, chewed or ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 3, p. 39-41, ISSN.0039-8627
Knocking out TSNAsUniversity researchers in the United States have pulled on their invisible boxing gloves to reduce tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), a class of well-known carcinogens. Much of their work focuses on reducing TSNAs in Burley tobacco. Tobacco-specific ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 3, p. 44-6, ISSN.0039-8627
A new source for biofuel?The world loves to hate tobacco but this widely grown fumitory crop could help to save the world from what looks increasingly like an impending biofuel disaster, owing to completely misguided strategies. As the world rushes for renewable resources, ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 3, p. 51-7, ISSN.0039-8627
Spice up your smokeThe current lack of high-quality leaf and changes in the tobacco landscape, such as the growing popularity of hookah and smokeless tobacco, a new gender-specific approach of tobacco products or the development of PREPs, provide a range of business ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 4, p. 45-8, ISSN.0039-8627
Avoiding blue mould diseaseBlue mould disease, caused by the fungus Peronospora tabacina, is to tobacco what early blight is to potatoes, an all-consuming disease that spreads like wildfire in moist, humid conditions. The two fungal pathogens belong to the same group of fungi ...
Tob. J. Int, 2008, 5, p. 45-6, ISSN.0039-8627
Harvesting opportunities with GMOAlmost every year, tobacco crops around the world continue to suffer from disease, insects and suckers, in many cases costing farmers a fortune in yield and profit tosses. What if genetically modified tobacco were available? A possible solution to the ...