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It is no accident that the big players in the pet-food industry have enjoyed a spate of major buy-outs by even bigger multinational players in the human foods market: Nestl'e's bought Purina; Mars, owned in turn by MasterFoods, bought Royal Canin; Colgate-Palmolive bought Hill's Science Diet; and Procter & Gamble bought Iams
The pharmaceutical industry has chalked up two dubious firsts in the past 12 months: it's become the most fraudulent, far out-pacing even defence, and its drugs are now more lethal than traffic accidents, killing one person every 14 minutes in the US alone