- Author's Website: www.alcoholjustice.org
- Author Bio Info: We are now called "Alcohol Justice," the one and only alcohol industry watchdog. Our laser focus is on the world's most harmful drug, and the companies that make and market it. This rebranding of Marin Institute reflects our global mission: To hold the industry accountable for the harm alcohol inflicts upon our many diverse communities. We use research, media and organizing to expose the industry's products and practices, and actively advocate for effective policies such as increasing alcohol prices,restricting youth-oriented products, limiting ubiquitous and inappropriate alcohol advertising, and supporting state alcohol control.
Posted Doghouse: Spirits Producers Force 20/20 to Promote Alcohol Industry Spin to Alcohol Justice
*Originally posted on AlcoholJustice.com on October 22, 2012 On September 21, ABC news show 20/20 aired an investigation program called Intoxication Nation, which pointed out the extreme lengths that some youth in America are taking in order to binge drink,...
Posted Alcohol Problems on Pine Ridge: Just How Much Does A-B InBev "Care"? to Alcohol Justice
February 2012, the Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), SABMiller, Molson Coors, MillerCoors LLC, and Pabst, alleging that they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. On the...
Posted Non-Fat, No-Whip, Extra-Cold Venti Chardonnay To Go to Alcohol Justice
First it took over every street corner in America; now it's trying to corner the market on alcoholic beverages. That's right: Starbucks is bringing alcohol to more of your neighborhood cafes. It all started in 2009, when Starbucks started selling...
Posted Diageo-Facebook Deal will Blanket Underage Youth with Alcohol Promotion to Alcohol Justice
The ties between Big Alcohol and social media just keep growing stronger. In September, the world's largest alcohol company, Diageo, and the world's largest social network, Facebook, entered into a landmark partnership intended to bring unprecedented amounts of alcohol advertising...
Posted Heineken, Google, and a Hundred Million Minors to Alcohol Justice
Heineken, the world's third-largest brewing company, has signed a landmark partnership with Google aimed at taking over our computer screens - and marketing to our children. The advertising deal is estimated to reach at least 103 million minors under the...
Posted Gasolina "Party in a Pouch" Adds New Fuel to the Booze Fire Targeting Urban Kids to Alcohol Justice
Following in the footsteps of brands like Four Loko and Blast who use colorful, youth-oriented packaging and pop-culture icons to market their products to an underage, urban demographic, newcomer Gasolina Urban Blends has upped the ante with its "Party in...
Posted Los Angeles Considers Alcohol Ads on Bus Benches to Alcohol Justice
Should a city use public property to advertise alcohol? The City of Los Angeles is including the idea in a new contract that would allow alcohol advertising on public property. L.A. community members have come together to propose an amended...
Posted Tell the FDA to Include Alcoholic Beverages in Restaurant Menu Labeling to Alcohol Justice
SUGGESTED TALKING POINTS FOR FDA COMMENTS ON NUTRITION LABELING The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed regulations for nationwide menu labeling.1 The proposed rules require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post on menus the caloric content of items...
Posted The New Spirits "Thin-dustry" to Alcohol Justice
In an attempt to find yet another way to target the young female demographic, spirits producers have sprung new lines of premixed drinks designed and marketed to associate drinking their products with weight loss. This new trend toward spirits marketed...
Posted Phusion Projects and United Brands Skip Out on New York Alcopop Hearing to Alcohol Justice
It may have been the most important public hearing on alcopops to date, and yet two major producers of these dangerous products couldn't be bothered to show up.The New York Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse held a...
Posted Rutgers Professor Counteracts Toxic Alcohol Advertising to Alcohol Justice
In New York City, a professor of Human Ecology from Rutgers University is taking a giant step from documenting the urban advertising landscape toward changing it. In the process, she hopes to improve the health of neighborhoods impacted by blight such as...
Posted The Toxic Trail of Tequila to Alcohol Justice
It can be easy to get so inundated with reports on alcohol-related harm to people around the globe, that another side of the Big Alcohol behemoth gets overlooked - the vast destruction caused to land, water and air by producing...