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Tobacco may play major role in reducing deaths from Ebola.

Although this is not the typical production system most growers think of, this is another benefit of tobacco and demonstrates one of the multitude of products tobacco plants can be engineered to produce.  Think laboratories and greenhouses filled with tobacco plants working to produce proteins beneficial to mankind.  Many of these products may be helpful in solving health related issues faced by people all over the world. This gives quite a different perception of the possible end products of plants tobacco growers work with every day.  See the full article at the link below.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-05/ebola-drug-made-from-tobacco-plant-saves-u-s-aid-workers.html
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