Tagged: Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity

BLOG: Budweiser Fumbles Ad Messages During Super Bowl

So, let’s not be fooled by the entertaining ranting of Helen Mirren and ABInBev’s attempt to appear “responsible”. Budweiser has fumbled its Super Bowl ad messages and exposed itself…

BLOG: The Curious Case Of All The New Guidelines

A curious case has emerged as both in the United States and United Kingdom new guidelines on “healthy behaviour” were issued recently. The curious case of all the new guidelines. One opinion piece this week ran with the headline: “We need the truth about alcohol…” That is spot on. But what has unfolded in public debate concerning the new guidelines is often far from the truth…

BLOG: Not Pretty: When The Markets Talk Children

Markets don’t know anything about child well being. And the actors of the markets do not care. They don’t care a bit about the welfare of our communities and the future of our children. Therefore, instead of focusing on investment for Big Alcohol and growing target populations to be persuaded to take up alcohol use, let’s shift the focus to a more humane and sustainable approach…

BLOG: Pregnancy, Alcohol – The Facts

No amount of alcohol is safe for a growing embryo and fetus, which can develop extensive brain damage and physical abnormalities from exposure to alcohol. The cause and consequences of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder have been known for 40 years, yet the disorder continues to afflict millions of people worldwide. FASD is preventable. However, one major obstacle to prevention is lack of awareness of the disorder’s existence and of risks associated with alcohol intake during pregnancy…

BLOG: Alcohol Harm And Trade Globalization In Emerging Markets

Thailand is facing the progressive liberalisation of its market of health-demoting commodities. We are not only witnessing adverse impacts of increasing numbers of alcohol use prevalence particularly in the young and among female. We also have to witness the high social costs of alcohol consumption in Thailand, as well as the destructive influences of the global alcohol industry on our country’s alcohol policy process – ranging from eroding legal restrictions of free trade to protect health (such as Technical Barriers to Trade) as well as the aggressive lobbying of big industry…

BLOG: The EU A Bonanza For Big Alcohol

Big Alcohol has been attacking two of our member organisations in Europe as well as our close partner (our European youth platform) Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. What did they do to deserve the scorn of Big Alcohol?
We also launch a map of Big Alcohol entry points for their aggressive lobbying in the European Union – see it and read it for the first time ever here.
And finally, we look at the question: what does it take to end this bonanza that puts profit over human rights…