Tagged: Altria

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?

NEWS: Alcohol Industry Involved In Big Tobacco Bribery

A few weeks ago BBC’s Panorama exposed corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies: British American Tobacco. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovered evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nations campaign to save lives.
The evidence of bribery schemes conducted by the UK’s British American Tobacco (BAT) now shows that the alcohol industry is entangled, too. The scandal also involves BAT rival Mastermind Tobacco as well as East African Breweries Limited (EABL)…

NEWS: BMJ: Big Beer Behemoth Threat To Global Health

The two biggest beer producers in the world have agreed on terms for a gigantic deal. The merger is set to create a beer behemoth responsible for one in three beers sold worldwide. We are deeply concerned as this spells trouble for people and communities around the world and will pose even greater obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals…

BLOG: Big Beer Behemoth Big Problems Abound

The biggest beer producers agreed on terms for a gigantic deal that means profits for a few and serious threat to global health, development for the rest. Here’s my analysis of how and why this beer behemoth will mean trouble for global health and development…

NEWS: New Beer Behemoth Threat To Development

The two biggest beer producers in the world have agreed on terms for a gigantic deal. The merger is set to create a beer behemoth responsible for one in three beers sold worldwide. We are deeply concerned as this spells trouble for people and communities around the world and will pose even greater obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Gaols…

BLOG: New Beer Behemoth Threat To Health, Development

The two biggest beer producers in the world have agreed on terms for a gigantic deal. The merger is set to create a beer behemoth responsible for one in three beers sold worldwide. We are deeply concerned as this spells trouble for people and communities around the world and will pose even greater obstacles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals…

PRESS RELEASE: New Beer Behemoth Serious Threat To Global Health And Sustainable Development

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, the two biggest beer producers in the world, have agreed on terms for a gigantic deal to merge both companies. The merger is set to create a beer behemoth responsible for one in three beers sold worldwide. This deal has to be viewed as a major threat to global health and sustainable development…

BLOG: Professional Sports Glamorising Ill-Health

Professional sports today is a major source of promoting unhealthy products. Elite athletes have become promoters of harmful lifestyle choices – instead of inspiring millions to live healthy and well…

BLOG: Big Alcohol And Big Tobacco Are Big Buddies

Exposing ties between Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco – Altria, previously Philip Morris, owns major stakes in SABMiller. Together they manufacture death, disease. SABMiller is among the four largest brewers in the world and Altria Group, Inc. owns 26.7% of SABMiller shares, the biggest part of the shares with vast economic and voting interest in one of the world’s biggest alcohol companies. Altria has three seats on the 11-person board of directors…