Moonshine Markets: Issues in Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage Production and Consumption

Moonshine Markets: Issues in Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage Production and Consumption

Moonshine Markets: Issues in Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage Production and Consumption

Moonshine Markets: Issues in Unrecorded Alcohol Beverage Production and Consumption

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This text reports on patterns of consumption of non-branded alcohol in seven countries: Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Using local consultants, investigators interviewed families in each country, in both rural and urban areas, on the subject of their drinking habits over a thirty-day period giving specific attention to their religious, educational and socio-economic status. Experts in the fields of toxicology, economics, and anthropology as well as representatives of the beverage industry give commentary on the common themes emerging from the collected data.

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Alan Haworth, MD

Alan Haworth has been professor of psychiatry in the University of Zambia since 1977 and prior to this worked at developing a countrywide mental health service in Zambia from 1964. He began his studies of drinking behavior in 1969 when examining the provision of primary health care and in 1976 joined a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative study of alcohol-related problems in three countries (Mexico, Scotland, and Zambia). He has worked as a consultant on alcohol-related problems for WHO and for the British Commonwealth Health Secretariat in seven African countries and has contributed chapters on drinking in Africa to a number of books. He is currently collecting preliminary data for a study of drinking in relation to HIV infection in Zambia.

Ronald C. Simpson, PhD

Dr. Simpson is a consultant to ICAP. During the past 25 years he worked in senior management positions in the food and beverage industry. Prior to retirement Dr. Simpson was Vice President of Corporate Scientific Affairs at Joseph E. Seagram and Sons for 10 years. He was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to gain a better understanding of the role of alcohol consumption in health and social issues. Dr. Simpson recieved his doctorate in Nutrition at the University of California at Davis.

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