Tagged: Profit Over Human Rights

REPORT: Can Public Health Reconcile Profits And Pandemics?

Public health’s terms of engagement with unhealthy commodity industries (alcohol, tobacco and ultra-processed food and drinks) have become increasingly contested in policy and research. The researchers sought to identify approaches that could attract consensus support within and across policy domains…

NEWS: Tobacco Giant Altria Gains Profits From AB InBev

Big Tobacco Gains Profits From Big Alcohol Investment
Altria Group, Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has approved an increase of 8.2% in its quarterly dividend, amounting 66 cents per share as compared with the previous rate of 61 cents…

BLOG: Real Reasons Why Alcohol Use Among African Youth Is Rising

The alcohol industry has realized that our youth is their future. Do we allow this? Do we allow multinational alcohol corporations to reap gigantic profits on the back of our youth, our communities and our society?
What we need to realize as Africans is that our present and future hinges on our youth…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Profiting From Alcohol Harm

Big Alcohol: Profiting alcohol harm – shows new international research
New research from the International Alcohol Control study, coordinated by Massey University in New Zealand, demonstrates the extent to which the alcohol industry relies on harmful use of alcohol to drive its profits…

NEWS: AB InBev Fined For Bribery

The world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has been fined $6 million for paying bribes to officials.
AB InBev has been fined $6 million after being caught bribing Indian officials to boost sales of its beer – and then trying to silence a whistleblower by threatening them with a $200,000 fine.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States said that AB InBev would pay $6 million to settle charges that an Indian unit of the beer giant made unethical payments to Indian government officials and then threatened a whistleblower who reported the misconduct…

NEWS: Goldman Sachs: Diageo, BAT BREXIT Winners

Big Alcohol, Diageo are BREXIT winners?
Analyst at Goldman Sachs is recommending investments in Diageo, the world’s largest liquor producer, and in British American Tobacco. The giant multinational corporations Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Guinness beer, and British American Tobacco (BTI), the owner of Lucky Strike, Dunhill and Pall Mall cigarettes, stand to profit from the consequences of the British exit from the European Union (BREXIT)…

BLOG: DISCUS Embarrasses Itself In Attack On IOGT

This petty attack on IOGT International in an attempt to “rally the troops internally” is really embarrassing for DISCUS and Mr Naasz. DISCUS was only accurate with the fact that IOGT International is an organization for people who choose to..

NEWS: Big Alcohol Relies On Excessive Consumption

The alcohol industry depends on risky for its profits on those consumers that use alcohol in risky amounts regularly exceeding the recommended daily intake of alcohol, a new report has found. More than 3.8 million Australians average more than four standard drinks of alcohol a day, twice the recommended health guidelines, and these alcohol users are targeted by the alcohol industry and branded as “super consumers”, according to the latest report from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education…

NEWS: BBC Panorama: The Secret Bribes Of Big Tobacco

BBC’s Panorama exposes corruption at one of Britain’s biggest companies. Reporter Richard Bilton uncovers evidence that employees bribed civil servants and politicians across Africa – undermining a United Nationscampaign to save lives. He challenges the officials who took the cash and asks whether the company will now be prosecuted for the crimes…