Tagged: Big Alcohol

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…

BLOG: Trade Commissioner And Alcohol Industry – Time To Re-evaluate The Relation

Independent scientific analysis shows the harmful practices of the alcohol industry, contributing to this amount of harm. Alcohol simply is no ordinary commodity. And the alcohol industry is not an ordinary business. Commissioner De Gucht failed to take this into account…

BLOG: Budweiser Bill Backfires Badly

I think this development is a very important example for all those dedicated to promote health, well-being and social progress – to not back down from corporate bullying. Reality catches up eventually. In the frame of one global event we have now documented prove of what the alcohol industry does: distort and ignore evidence in a way that turns out to be grotesque. This Budweiser Bill backfired badly – and it is a lesson to all decision-makers around the world to not trust the alcohol industry…

BLOG: Launching Mandarin Translation of “Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity”

Like the English- or Spanish speaking communities, like the Swahili, Russian, or Hindi-speakers also the Mandarin-speaking community in the world knows about the burden of alcohol harm. They know the impact on individuals, families, their communities and society…

BLOG: Trend Continues: More Lankese Choose Alcohol Free

ADIC research shows: The majority of people in Sri Lanka chooses to live alcohol free and the trend shows that alcohol consumption is declining. But those who want to quit using need better support and more alcohol free environments. And decision-makers need protection from aggressive lobbying by the alcohol industry…

BLOG: Private Sector NOT Given Direct Access To WHO

The Framework is not adopted! A consultation will be launched. That means it can get better or worse. Now it is up to us to gear up our advocacy towards the governments in order to improve the Framework of engagement with non-State actors, protect the role of civil society…

BLOG: The Costly Game

This football tournament is no people’s party. It’s a costly corporate bonanza. First, Fifa and the alcohol industry bully the Brazilian government to reverse a law that succeeded in protecting people. The consequences will be rising costs of alcohol harm. At the same time, Fifa and its corporate partners have made sure they will not have to pay for any of these costs… They are exempted from any taxation…

BLOG: Are Media Still Free?

We know the media feel pressure from governments. But increasing pressure comes from corporations. Overall, especially concerning the global alcohol industry, we can see that press freedom is increasingly under threat and that media outlets are part of the problem: they give up their freedom, independence and integrity…