The World Health Organization

WHO urges countries to raise alcohol, sugary beverage taxes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for higher taxes on sweetened beverages (SSBs) and alcoholic beverages to promote “healthier…

Drinks industry reacts amid ‘leak’ of WHO’s stance on aspartame

The drinks industry has reacted swiftly to a Reuters report suggesting the World Health Organization is set to rule aspartame…

UK: BBPA fury after alcohol cancer ad complaint rejected – video

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has said it is “extremely disappointed” after the UK's advertising authorities dismissed complaints…

In the Spotlight – Counting the Cost of Obesity

Pressure around the economic cost of obesity is growing, raising the spectre of how long governments, such as the Conservative-Liberal…

GLOBAL: Alcohol is part of disease “epidemic” – United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly has said that alcohol, tobacco and obesity are part of a non-communicable disease "epidemic" that…

just the Ten – Top News Stories of 2010

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the…

GLOBAL: WHO scientists call for more studies on BPA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for more research on the toxicity of drinks packaging chemical bisphenol A. A…

GLOBAL: World Health Organisation examines bisphenol A risks

A closed-doors meeting of international scientists is trying to thrash out global consensus on the risks posed to consumers by…

The just-drinks Interview – PepsiCo’s Global Health Policy Senior VP

The debate raging around obesity, its victims and villains, causes and consequences, is shaping the policies of some of the…

Comment – Filling the minimum pricing void

Plans to introduce a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in the UK are hanging by a thread due to a…