Tagged: South America

BLOG: The Costly Game

This football tournament is no people’s party. It’s a costly corporate bonanza. First, Fifa and the alcohol industry bully the Brazilian government to reverse a law that succeeded in protecting people. The consequences will be rising costs of alcohol harm. At the same time, Fifa and its corporate partners have made sure they will not have to pay for any of these costs… They are exempted from any taxation…

BLOG: Alcohol Control Would Prevent Cancer Incidences

The rise of cancer worldwide is a major obstacle to human development and well-being… immediate action is needed to confront this human disaster, which touches every community worldwide, without exception…

BLOG: Valle De Uco And the Walk Of Shame

With the image of the vineyard in front of me, I realize how far away from my reality I’ve come. Here, wine isn’t about tax levels, about addiction or problems I’m used to discuss. Instead, it’s about completing a job, create a tasting experience or explain to tourists like myself how this process works. Here, the wine is sacred, and to me on the verge of repulsing…

BLOG: Thanks Paramount Pictures For Showing Alcoholic With Budweiser

Alcohol corporations want you to believe that their brand is the source of success and attraction. Anheuser-Busch InBev shares this view. They exposed their hypocritical and nonsensical view of the world by complaining about their brand showing up in the movie, “Flight”, starring Denzel Washington. Let me go out on a limb here: Isn’t it therefore reasonable to estimate that there are 18,000 “Anheuser-Busch-related” deaths in the US each year, and AB InBev costs government and the public $51 billion annually? If AB InBev has a problem with my estimates, they can offer their estimate of which brands are causing the harm and death, and by what percentage. Budweiser’s tag line “Enjoy Responsibly” doesn’t sound joyful any longer to 18,000 deceased.