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US: Businesses call for political action on climate change

Hundreds of businesses, including Microsoft, Diageo, General Motors, Unilever and Levi Strauss, are calling on federal policymakers to properly address climate change.

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UK: Alcohol advertising under pressure from MPs

The Parliamentary health select committee has said that drinks companies run the risk of "paying only lip service" to the public health needs of reducing the impact of alcohol abuse. It flagged the possibility that new curbs on advertising could be in the pipeline, along with a ban on alcohol-related sports sponsorship.

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US: Diageo pulls funding from climate change denier institute

Drinks giant Diageo has said it will avoid funding the Heartland Institute following a campaign that compared people who believe in the reality of climate change with mass murderers.

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UK: Alcohol health labelling may become compulsory

The drinks industry may be required to add health warnings to alcoholic drinks according to proposals published by the government, after it was revealed that only a minority of drinks currently carry approved voluntary labelling.

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UK: Doctors call for ban on alcohol advertising

The main doctors' association has called for a ban on all alcohol advertising, including sponsorships, along with an end to cut-price promotions in supermarkets. The British Medical Association said that the measure was necessary to tackle rising levels of consumption that have made alcohol a leading cause of early death.

Diageo to provide data on product labels

Drinks giant Diageo has said that it is to voluntarily print alcohol content and nutional data on the labels of its spirits and other beverages, including brands such as Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan and Smirnoff.

US; Alcohol companies targeted for under-age drinking lawsuit

Major drinks companies Brown-Forman and Diageo have said that they intend to vigorously contest a class-action lawsuit alleging that they have deliberately marketed to under-age drinkers.

Diageo faces storm over whisky changes

The leading distillers in Scotland have threatened to pull out of the Scotch Whisky Association unless it takes action against the drinks giant Diageo for changing its malt whisky Cardhu.

UN to meet alcohol companies on product health issues

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to host a meeting with companies that represent over half world sales of alcohol to discuss health issues related to their product.

Taiwan: Diageo suffers storm over UK poster adverts

Diageo has formally apologised to Taiwan for offence caused by poster adverts used by the company on the London underground following a storm of protest in the country that represents a significant market for some of its products.

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