Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Heineken in Africa: The Aid Is Lagging Behind The Trade

The story of state-sponsored exploitation by the second largest beer-maker worldwide:
Heineken received millions of euros in subsidies for agricultural projects in Africa, which the government praises as an example of a successful aid and trade policy. They provide the brewer with a lot of good publicity and tax benefits, but now it appears that the objectives are far from being achieved…

NEWS: USA: Shopping While Intoxicated on Rise

A new survey reveals Americans keep spending more money while shopping under the influence of alcohol. The figure had increased by almost $10 billion last year. About 2000 Americans were surveyed by Finder to discover shopping habits while intoxicated from alcohol. Over a quarter of Americans were found to shop while being intoxicated…

REPORT: Glyphosate Found in Beer and Wine

Findings suggest that it is very difficult to produce beer or wine without glyphosate contamination, even for organic producers. Due to glyphosate’s many health risks and its ubiquitous nature in our food, water, and alcohol, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. should be banned unless and until it can be proven safe…

NEWS: Finland: Rising Alcohol Violence After Policy Change

According to research, alcohol fueled violence is on the rise in Finland, after a policy change has made alcohol more available. Specifically, men using alcohol killing each other in Finland is increasing at an alarming rate.Preliminary information coming through the Institute for Criminology and Legal Policy, Krimo, shows an increase of 25% to 30%  in alcohol related killings from 2017 to 2018. Apart from the death toll, violence related to alcohol has also risen…

REPORT: Germany: Quantifying Harms to Others due to Alcohol Consumption

This study’s estimates indicate there is a substantial degree of health harm to third parties caused by alcohol in Germany. While more research on harms to others caused by alcohol is needed to provide comprehensive estimates, the results indicate a need for effective prevention…

NEWS: UK: Celebrity Influence on Teenage Alcohol Use

A new study reports alcohol marketing, specifically celebrity endorsements of alcohol consumption puts British teenagers at a higher risk of using alcohol. The study published in the online journal BMJ Open examined the link between alcohol marketing and alcohol consumption patterns in a sample of 3300 British teenagers aged 11 to 19. Accordingly, 38% teens reported they saw ‘celebrity endorsements’ at least once a week, 11% three or four times a week, and 5% saw them every day…

REPORT: Analyzing Alcohol Industry CSR Organizations

There are concerns about the accuracy of the health information provided by alcohol industry (AI)-funded organisations and about their independence. Industry-funded bodies were significantly less likely to tweet about alcohol marketing, advertising and sponsorship; alcohol pricing; and physical health harms, including cancers, heart disease and pregnancy. They were significantly more likely to tweet about behavioural aspects of drinking and less likely to mention cancer risk. The evidence does not support claims by these alcohol-industry-funded bodies about their independence from industry…

NEWS: Canada: ‘Mommy Juice’ Normalizes Alcohol

Normalizing alcoholism for women is the newest social media trend fired by Big Alcohol. Many Facebook pages, YouTube videos and specially memes depicting managing stressors of motherhood through alcohol consumption is being highly circulated over the internet. “Women are being played and they’re being played in a very cynical way by the alcohol industry,” said Keating-Toews, AFM Education and Research Specialist, as per Global News…

REPORT: Alcohol Marketing on Social Media Sites in Finland and Sweden

By comparing the samples from 2014 and 2017, this study shows that alcohol producers in Finland and Sweden have invested in alcohol marketing on social media and have become more successful in engaging consumers. Restrictions on social media in Finland have not affected manufacturers’ ability to engage consumers in this arena. The regulation of social media marketing through national legislation is difficult, as social media service providers operate globally, and the platforms they provide are constantly developed to optimize user experience and are difficult to monitor. Alcohol producers are also becoming more skillful in utilizing these platforms for marketing purposes. Future research needs to address the long-term impact of the legislation as well as new forms of social media marketing…

OPEN LETTER: Don’t Poison Our Rights

Open Letter to call for an end of the partnership between Diageo, the world’s second largest liquor producer and the International Women’s Day, and to put an end to Big Alcohol attempting to poison Women’s Rights…