The Rise and Fall of the Vitamin Cartel — Prepare For Change – October 7, 2019

 

By Nico Molitor,

(Prepare For Change)  They called themselves ‘Vitamins Inc’ and conspired in one of the biggest cartels in recent history. The story behind the vitamin cartel of the 1990s, one of the most harmful and far-reaching cartels ever, provides a graphic example of the unscrupulous business ethics of the pharmaceutical industry. An international cartel controlling the production of vitamin raw materials, its actions did not only affect the prices of nutritional supplements, but also those of products produced by big food multinationals such as Kellogg’s, Coca Cola and Nestlé, which similarly include vitamins as ingredients. →

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