Dec 21 2009
Wow, talk about a country that really doesn’t give a shit about alcoholism…
Supermarkets have been accused of encouraging binge drinking by continuing to sell alcohol more cheaply than bottled water.
Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are among those selling beer at just over 5p per 100ml. This contrasts with a typical price of about 8p for 100ml of brand-name mineral water.
Campaigners claim such retailers are “irresponsible”, using cheap alcohol to lure customers, while ignoring warnings from senior health figures that selling it at rock-bottom prices leads to more drinking.
Honestly I’m not sure what to make of this information. What I do know is that I enjoy these kinds of stories. It’s the equivalent to when you learn weird stuff like marijuana is worth more than gold. I always find these strange facts to be entertaining.
I guess the next time I travel to London I will be sure to stop by the local supermarket.
[Via Times Online]
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