Beer lovers sue Anheuser-Busch for watering down brews
Beer lovers across the U.S. have accused Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands, in class-action suits seeking millions in damages.
The suits, filed in Pennsylvania, California
The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at the company's 13 U.S.
"Our information comes from former employees at Anheuser-Busch, who have informed us that as a matter of corporate practice, all of their products mentioned (in the lawsuit) are watered down," Boxer said. "It's a simple cost-saving measure, and it's very significant."
The excess water is added just before bottling and cuts the stated alcohol content by 3 percent to 8 percent, he said.
Anheuser-Busch InBev called the claims "groundless" and said its beers fully comply with labeling laws.
"Our beers are in full compliance with all alcohol labeling laws. We proudly adhere to the highest standards in brewing our beers, which have made them the best-selling in the U.S.
The suit involves 10 Anheuser-Busch products: Budweiser, Bud Ice, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob, Michelob Ultra, Hurricane High Gravity Lager, King Cobra, Busch Ice, Natural Ice and Bud Light Lime.
One In Four
A new survey from software security company AVG announced today reveals that a full 25 percent of mobile users keep “intimate photos or videos” on their smartphones or tablet devices, a surprisingly high number given that only 36 percent said they would be comfortable checking their bank balances from a smartphone screen.
The number stands in contrast to other results indicating people are generally reluctant to perform sensitive tasks on mobile devices. Only 35 percent use their gadgets for online shopping, for example, and only 38 percent will chance any kind of online banking task, according to the survey results. But take a quick nude selfie in the bathroom to Snapchat to a significant other over lunch hour? No problem, says one in four.
Despite a quarter of mobile users carrying around potential blackmail boxes loaded with sensitive pics, around 70 percent of users weren’t aware of tech like the mobile data-wiping feature built into every iPhone via iCloud, or the various Android remote data-deletion features and services available.
Look around at the closest four people and try to figure out which one is the one with dirty pics on their phone right now.
PET FOOD STAMPS EXIST
People who fall on hard times may turn to food stamps for help, but now there are pet food stamps as well. Pet Food Stamps is a donation-based program that aims to help pets of low-income families and those who already receive food stamps but cannot afforad to feed pets. Program founder Marc Okan says to utilize the service, pet owner's first have their income verified. They then will be given pet food each month by pet food retailer Pet Food Direct for six-months. The program is still waiting to be approved as an official nonprofit. (Opposing Views)