Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

MEMBER NEWS: Elvina’s Story About SummerLEAHP Impact

One the participants at summerLEAHP 2019 was Elvina Majiwa, from Kenya and the Daystar University in Nairobi, where she is also the chairperson of the Daystar Care and Compassion Centre (DC3).
On return home, Elvina gave a remarkable interview about her experience at summerLEAHP 2019. We are sharing a few of her reflections here…

NEWS: Australia Exposed: Big Alcohol Calls Shots on Health Policy

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) released the analysis “Alcohol industry fingerprints: Analysis of modifications to the National Alcohol Strategy (NAS)” which confirms the NAS has been undermined after consultation with the alcohol industry. The analysis comes after a recent ABC investigation revealed the NAS, which was presented to the States and Territories for approval early this year, includes significant pro-alcohol modifications…

NEWS: Delhi City Gov. Rejects AB InBev Plea

Authorities in New Delhi have rejected a plea by AB InBev to temporarily lift a 3-year ban while it hears the global beer giant’s appeal against the tax evasion charges. SABMiller – later purchased by and merged with AB InBev in 2016 for around $100 billion – used duplicate barcodes on beer bottles supplied to retailers that year, allowing it to evade alcohol taxation. AB InBev was then barred from selling its products in the critical New Delhi market for the alleged tax evasion…

NEWS: Week #31 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
Special Feature:
Members news from Ghana where GhanAPA was launched with the support of the IOGT movement.
For week 31, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Alcohol policy updates come from New Delhi, India, Hungary, Ukraine and Scotland.
Fresh science updates are about the digital world, labelling awareness among youth and alcohol policy in Ontario, Canada.
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes the tobacco and alcohol giants invested in Big Marijuana, Heineken in Kenya, and political interference in Australia and The Gambia…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Undermines Health Policy-Making

An ABC investigation found pro-alcohol modifications to a ‘consultation draft’ of the National Alcohol Strategy suggest the policy making process has been infiltrated by Big Alcohol. The ABC report also questions Health Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to yield to pressure and involve the alcohol industry in finalising the strategy…

NEWS: Scotland: MUP Law Compliance High

NHS Health Scotland reports shows pioneering policy has been successfully implemented. The new policy of minimum unit pricing for alcohol (MUP) has been implemented effectively, the report has found. The first study of the policy, which came into force in May 2018, found compliance was high among licensed premises in Scotland.
The report published by NHS Health Scotland is one of a series of evaluations of MUP, a critical tool to help prevent and reduce rampant alcohol harm in Scotland…

NEWS: Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco Giants Invested in Marijuana

Both Big Alcohol and Big Tobacco giants are investing in the marijuana market as global sales for cannabis increases, providing more proof of the inter-links of addiction industries. Among companies that have invested in marijuana are, Constellation brands, Altria, Molson Coors Brewing, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)…

NEWS: Heineken in Kenya Fined for Trade Violations

Heineken has been fined $17 million in damages it caused a distribution company due to trade violations. Maxam Ltd, a Kenyan alcoholic beverage distribution company, has been awarded $17 million in damages by the High Court of Kenya for loss of business after Heineken International BV unfairly terminated its distribution agreement. The High Court has also reinstated the distribution agreement that the Dutch beer giant illegally cancelled. The way Heineken apparently deals with its distributors in African countries highlights both its systematic unethical business practices, as well as casts further shadow over the (now suspended) partnership between the beer giant and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria…

NEWS: New Delhi Bans Beer Giant Over Tax Evasion

New Delhi bans AB InBev – the world’s largest beer producer – from selling its products in the key New Delhi market for 3 years for evading local taxes. The city government orders from earlier this month followed a 3-year investigation which found that beer maker SABMiller – acquired by AB InBev in 2016 for around $100 billion – used duplicate barcodes on its beer bottles supplied to city retailers that year, allowing it to pay lower levies…