Malaysia: High tax rates and easy access to bootlegged liquor. Pic:getty/omersukrugosku

When cheap booze turns into a public health crisis

By Richard Whitehead

Upwards of 40 people died last month in Malaysia from methanol poisoning. Why has this happened - and what can be done? It's time for some answers, says food and beverage journalist Richard Whitehead in this guest article.

Labels should comprise both text and symbol, says the new paper

Alcohol may get health labels in Australia

By Ankush Chibber

Consumer groups have urged the Australian government to make alcohol health warning labels on liquor beverages mandatory to help reduce the harm caused by alcohol.


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