The Rooshians have the right ideer. There are four food groups: alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and sugar. One needs at least two servings per day of each; we're doin' OUR part.Russian law treats beer as a food - it could just as well be a package of pasta - and anyone who makes and sells it only has to prove that conditions are sanitary. This lack of regulation and attendant attitude, critics say, has contributed to young people starting to drink as early as age 13, paving the way to the nation's unbridled alcoholism.
Apropos of Russia... my team was fond of sayin' we'd all need new livers after that particular TDY was over. We were only half joking.