Tagged: Big Alcohol

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Lobbies Against Health Guidelines

The alcohol industry is poised to launch an aggressive challenge against the UK Government’s new alcohol guidelines
Lobbyists of the alcohol industry front group The Portman Group have announced an aggressive contribution to the Department of Health consultation on the new limits set by Sally Davies, the chief medical office. The consultation only is for consulting on how the changes are to be communicated, but Big Alcohol vows to attack the scientific basis for the new guidelines…

BLOG: Myanmar: Carlsberg To Be Sued Over Copyright Violation

This week, news broke that the family of a late and beloved Burmese composer is now preparing a lawsuit against Carlsberg for their use of Myoma’s song title on their product, Tuborg beer. This story is an instructive case example of how Big Alcohol operates to push their products into every aspect of every society around the world…

BLOG: Unholy Alliance: How African-American Stars & Big Alcohol Exploit Black People

Beyonce, Jay-Z and other African-American super stars – despite often being parents themselves – make an unholy alliance with Big Alcohol and by endorsing and promoting alcohol brands expose black youth to an avalanche of alcohol glorification; this really puts already vulnerable and marginalized youth in harms way…

BLOG: Football Players I Like And Don’t Like

Plenty of people, especially children and youth, are among the viewership who find their heroes and idols and role models in the players. Even for me, who doesn’t usually care about American football, I find players I like and players I dislike…

BLOG: Do You Let Big Alcohol Fool You?

The world’s biggest beer producer, ABInBev, has launched one of the deadliest campaigns ever seen, and it is more important than ever that we can recognize their scheme and not allow this to pass unnoticed as harmless Corporate Social Responsibility tactics…

BLOG: Budweiser Fumbles Ad Messages During Super Bowl

So, let’s not be fooled by the entertaining ranting of Helen Mirren and ABInBev’s attempt to appear “responsible”. Budweiser has fumbled its Super Bowl ad messages and exposed itself…

NEWS: Storify UNDP & WHO Workshop On Alcohol Policy

UNDP and WHO held AVID2 workshop in Gaborone, Botswana bringing together academia, governments and civil society to plan how to effectively integrate alcohol policy with policies to curb interpersonal violence and infectious diseases…

PRESS RELEASE: Civil Society Warns Of Corporate Capture Of WHO

Over 50 public interest non governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations and social movements have sent an open letter to WHO’s Executive Board members – who are meeting this week in WHO’s headquarters in Geneva. The NGOs call for an end to the tortured process of the development of a proposed “Framework for Engagement with Non State Actors” (FENSA) that from the start, 4 years ago, has been set on the wrong track…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Civil Society Has No Confidence In Stalled FENSA Process

We the undersigned members of public interest non governmental organisations, civil society organisations and social movements wish to address you on the critical issue of the integrity, independence, and credibility of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its ability to fulfill its constitutional mandate…