Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: New Zealand: Alcohol Fuels Homicides

Alcohol was a factor in 331 out of 1068 cases of homicide in New Zealand. This translates to 31% of the total. Stuff’s Homicide Report analysed 1068 cases of homicide involving 591 men, 283 women and 194 young people from January 2004 to March 2019. According to their data alcohol was a factor in at least 336 homicides, 31% of the total…

NEWS: New Resource: World Map of Big Alcohol Interference

IOGT International has released a brand new resource to map the global alcohol industry, to reveal Big Alcohol’s lobbying front group and to illustrate concrete case stories of alcohol industry interference from around the world.
The compelling new material is entitled: ALCOHOL INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE WORLDWIDE – Big Alcohol Exposed…

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

REPORT: Big Tobacco, the New Politics, and the Threat to Public Health

With several Tory leadership contenders sympathetic to its ideology, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is closer to power than it has been for decades. In an exclusive investigation, Jonathan Gornall reveals how the organisation is funded by British American Tobacco and has links with senior conservative ministers…

NEWS: USA: Senate to Support Major Tax Break for Big Alcohol

A majority of senators in the US are supporting a bill that can make excise tax relief permanent for alcohol producers and importers. Its good news for Big Alcohol and bad news for public health. Big alcohol is lobbying hard to make sure this tax relief is a permanent one. The bill has already gained support from 28 Democrats, 22 Republicans and one Independent as co-sponsors in the Senate, and 86 Republicans and 70 Democrats in the House…

NEWS: Australia: Kids Can’t Avoid Alcohol Ads

Kids are forcefully exposed to alcohol ads everywhere in Australia because of weak alcohol marketing regulation. Reportedly, kids see these ads in school buses, in front of primary schools and before children’s videos on Youtube. A report found almost two-thirds of complaints made to the AARB over the past seven years had raised concerns about the placement of alcohol marketing in Australia…

NEWS: EU: AB InBev Fined For Trade Violations

The European Commission has fined beer giant AB InBev for trade violations. The world’s largest beer maker was fined €200.4 million for price fixing by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler beer from the Netherlands into Belgium.
The European Commission found that AB InBev, based in Belgium, used its dominating market power to restrict the possibility for supermarkets and wholesalers to buy Jupiler beer at lower prices in the Netherlands and to import it into Belgium. AB InBev removed the French version of mandatory information from the labelling and changed the design and size of beer cans to make it harder to sell to Belgian consumers…

BLOG: Mind Your Power: Of Placebos, Outer And Inner Strength

A powerful blog post about alcohol and other placebos.
Viktor connects two seemingly unrelated topics, through science and smart analogies, in a compelling exploration of the power of our perceptions and how our minds can impact both our inner and outer strength…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…