I am no expert on the law, but considering what I do know about legislation, I’ll guess the reason you have a listing of ingredients and calories on a Pizza Pop but not on a beer…is because, legally speaking, beer is not Food ! Food has the potential to provide your body with important sustenance, vitamins, protein. Whereas beer is….well, you know what beer is.
Labels to better enrich our understanding of what we are getting up to and in to when we drink has been studied, such as in the video above from Global News. If certain advocacy groups succeed (such as health agencies who want you to live long and prosper) – you’ll be see labels like the ones below, as highlighted by CTV.
The question is whether these kinds of labels are effective in changing drinking behaviors. I think it’s fair to say that they raise awareness about the issue, as they are so graphic as to be unavoidable and unmistakable.
But they would be just one piece of a change in our social philosophy regarding alcohol – where it begins with more persons working to have more non-drinking days, as part of the Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.