Tonight’s Hungry Beast tackles the theme of ‘Faking It’ taking aim at everything from illicit drugs to US billionaires. Presumably those two are unrelated…
COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE: It’s been estimated that as much as 15 percent of medicines sold around the world are faked. This $75 billion dollar global industry is now almost the same size as the illicit drug business. These sophisticated fakes, created and distributed by organised crime, may not be a front-of-mind problem in highly regulated Australia, but elsewhere, they’re killing people. Kirsten Drysdale reports.
FAKE QUALIFICATIONS: The internet has made it much easier to score yourself bogus titles and degrees. Lewis Hobba and Scott Mitchell set out to find just how over-qualified a person can become in a day.
THE BEAST FILE: THE KOCH BROTHERS: This week the Beast File turns its gaze on billionaire American industrialists the Koch Brothers, who have interests in Australia – they own Lycra and Stainmaster carpets, among many other things. The oil magnate Kochs have a long and fascinating history of funding and founding lobby groups that support climate change denial.
Plus regular Hungry Beast segments: Vox Pops, Follow The Money and Stuff Said.
Join Monique Schafter, Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale and Nick Hayden at 9:30pm on ABC1.