Tagged: Consumerism

BLOG: The Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda – 2nd Part

The dominating infantilist ethos and hyper-consumption are making people and planet sick, as we struggle to find meaning, live sustainably and experience happiness in and through ourselves.
The second part of Viktor’s block buster blog post about the corporate consumption complex and the need for a new public health agenda is exploring how corporate myths fueling hyper-consumption and people’s alienation from themselves and their communities can be busted and counter-acted. And Viktor looks at how more happiness, sustainability and meaning can be restored in our lives, communities and societies…

NEWS: Coca Cola Joins Big Alcohol

First Japan, now the UK, U.S. sugary beverage giant Coca-Cola has joined Big Alcohol with the launch of a premium mixer range. This new product is designed to mix cola with dark spirits and comes in four flavors. It will launch in the UK in June 2019 boosted by an aggressive marketing campaign. The product called “Coca-Cola Signature Mixers” will be available both in the on-trade, off-trade and grocery stores.
Coca Cola’s expansion into the alcohol market with premium mixer comes as more and more alcohol users are increasingly preferring expensive mixers. In a global first for the company, three alcoholic lemon beverages were launched in Japan in May 2018. Coca Cola attempted to exploit new markets and consumers with thes lemon flavoured alcopops.

NEWS: USA: Shopping While Intoxicated on Rise

A new survey reveals Americans keep spending more money while shopping under the influence of alcohol. The figure had increased by almost $10 billion last year. About 2000 Americans were surveyed by Finder to discover shopping habits while intoxicated from alcohol. Over a quarter of Americans were found to shop while being intoxicated…

BLOG: Corporate Consumption Complex And The Need For A New Public Health Agenda

The global epidemic of NCDs is ravaging families, communities and burdens sustainable human development. NCDs are driven by corporate practices, including the alcohol and the tobacco industry.
With the emergence of the corporate consumption complex, we must ask tough questions:
Do we want big business to set the agenda of public health, and therefore our lives? And do we want our children to be raised by corporations that imbibe them with values of individualism, instant gratification and relativism? Or do we want our children to be raised by our communities and teach them values of altruism, civic participation and a sense of compassion with others?

NEWS: New Booklet: 12 of 17 SDGs Impacted By Alcohol

New IOGT International booklet released: Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development.
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs…

BLOG: Death By Bacon, Part II.

Western consumer culture gives rise to an attitude advocating material affluence and ignoring the problems of materialism and consumerism. This could also be an important piece of the puzzle in figuring out the tremendous mental health crisis of our generation…