Tagged: Germany

BLOG: Big Alcohol At It Again: Illegal Price Fixing Exposed

This scandal shows the hypocrisy of Big Alcohol: While AB InBev is boasting of “empowering consumers through choice” their unethical and repeatedly illegal business methods are exploiting and fooling the consumer. The conclusion is clear: just a short time into the “Smart Drinking Goals” the carefully crafted image is falling apart…

BLOG: Meine Rede Beim 120. Bundeskongress IOGT Deutschland

Der Wortlaut der kompletten Rede von Kristina beim 120. Bundeskongress der Guttempler in Deutschland, am 6. Mai 2016, in Bremerhaven…
The complete speech of Kristina at the 120th Federal Congress of IOGT in Germany, May 6, 2016 in Bremerhaven, Germany…

NEWS: Germany: Teens Choose Alcohol-Free

A new report shows, German teens choose alcohol-free lifestyle increasingly. A comprehensive health study in Germany has found that use of alcohol and other drugs by young people is at an all-time low. Officials warn, however, that binge alcohol use remains a rampant problem…

NEWS: Germany: Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Trending

More young Germans choose to live free from alcohol and less German teenagers were binge alcohol consuming in 2014 compared to seven years ago, according to a representative study of the Federal Centre for Health Education.
Findings show that 12.9% of young Germans between the age of 12 and 17 do binge consume alcohol once per month. In 2008, the number was at 20.4%. Among the 18- to 25-year olds the percentage decreased, too, from 40.8% in 2008 to 35.4% in 2014…

NEWS: Germany: Brand New Prevention Law Adopted

The German parliament adopted the Law for the Advancement of Prevention and Health Promotion, including a goal to reduce the total consumption of alcohol. After decades of negotiations and several failed attempts to draft a comprehensive bill, German law makers succeeded in emphasizing the importance of prevention and health promotion both for the General public as well for political awareness…

BLOG: In Germany 125 Years Of IOGT

125 years! 125 years in which you have made the lives of innumerable people richer and freer. That is a tradition I proudly identify with. That is history I often talk about when I talk to people from all around the world about IOGT. The German society needs more alcohol-free environments. The German society needs more prevention, more self-help and rehabilitation, more inclusion, more happy children and more engaged young people. The German society needs more IOGT…

BLOG: Should I Start Trusting Big Alcohol?

CEO of beer brewer Heineken Jean-François van Boxmeer had urged public health advocates and politicians to drop their “mistrust” of the global alcohol industry. So, I decided to give his arguments a look and asked myself: Should I start trusting Big Alcohol?
Here’s what I realised and came up with eventually…

BLOG: Beer Producers Fined For Price-Fixing

In contrast to previous scandals and investigations, this time high-ranking top managers of the biggest beer producers could be found guilty of price-fixing. This scandal shows the hypocrisy of Big Alcohol: While they are fighting with all means possible the introduction of evidence-based policies that would increase the price of alcohol (for example through higher taxes) benefiting in a double-punch-effect lowering of alcohol harm and increasing the public health promotion budgets, they apparently have no problems illegally arranging prices only benefitting their own profits…