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Alcohol companies must be responsible

SELF-PRAISE is no praise. Diageo has felt the need to reclaim the month of September from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by firstly constructing Arthur’s Day, and more recently by trumpeting measures showcasing the company’s support for community and other projects on the eve of FASD Awareness Day.

By persistently choosing not to warn consumers worldwide of the harm arising from prenatal alcohol exposure, Diageo and other alcohol beverage manufacturers practise only partial, conditional, and localised social and corporate responsibility.

Why wait for national legislation when you know the product can and does cause harm to humans even before they are born? It might as well still be 1759.

Michele Savage

Glendale Park

Dublin 12


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