Pernod Ricard formalises anti-animal-testing stance

Absolut and Jameson maker Pernod Ricard has formalised its position against animal testing “unless required by law” and said it will “only work with ethical suppliers”. The French group is in the final stages of completing its environmental policy, which formalises its stance against animal testing. Furthermore, the firm has updated the standard for the suppliers it works with, stating that its partners “shall not fund, conduct or commission any animal testing unless they are…

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Legalised cannabis should be ‘regulated just like alcohol’

US trade body the Distilled Spirits Council is urging state officials to follow its new marijuana policy principles if they choose to legalise the drug. The Distilled Spirits Council took part in a panel examining marijuana legalisation and retaliatory tariffs placed on US spirits at the 2018 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCLSA) Central/Western Regional Conference, held in Pasadena, California from 28-30 October. Earlier this month, Canada become the second nation to legalise recreational…

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