Tagged: Diageo

NEWS: Big Alcohol Threats Legal Action Against Health Law

The alcohol industry does it again: Big Alcohol threats legal action against public health law. SpiritsEurope, the lobby group of the liquor industry representing Big Alcohol giants in Europe has threatened to pursue legal action against the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol measure that the Irish government announced it would implement to reduce alcohol harm and promote public health and well-being in Ireland…

NEWS: Minors Get Alcohol Ads To Smartphones

The alcohol industry targets children and youth with their aggressive alcohol marketing. Minors get alcohol ads directly to smartphones. Children and youth may be inundated with alcohol advertising on a daily basis, in a conscious move by the alcohol industry using social media. While Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study…

NEWS: Calling Foul On UNICEF And Mr. Beckham

IOGT International sends Open Letter to UNICEF Executive Director Mr. Anthony Lake, following a public event at the United Nations in New York a few days ago.
IOGT International calls foul on the collaboration between UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and Mr. David Beckham, a global icon that has wide appeal among children worldwide, and who has a lucrative endorsement deal with the world’s biggest producer of hard alcohol, Diageo.

BLOG: Professional Sports Glamorising Ill-Health

Professional sports today is a major source of promoting unhealthy products. Elite athletes have become promoters of harmful lifestyle choices – instead of inspiring millions to live healthy and well…

BLOG: ICAP’s Metamorphosis: From Analysis, Balance, And Partnership To Industry Lobby Group?

We can no longer afford to have a multi-billion dollar industry for a product that is ranked as third leading risk factor for death and is responsible for 5.5% of the Global Burden of Disease, controlling the public relations agenda. Metamorphasis is controlled by DNA, and the current transition indicates that ICAP’s development is being directed by its alcohol and tobacco industry genes…

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: The EU A Bonanza For Big Alcohol

Big Alcohol has been attacking two of our member organisations in Europe as well as our close partner (our European youth platform) Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. What did they do to deserve the scorn of Big Alcohol?
We also launch a map of Big Alcohol entry points for their aggressive lobbying in the European Union – see it and read it for the first time ever here.
And finally, we look at the question: what does it take to end this bonanza that puts profit over human rights…