Herbalife Troubles

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The Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation yesterday into whether Herbalife operates as a pyramid scheme. The L.A.-based company sells vitamins, protein shakes and other health supplements. It relies on about three million independent distributors worldwide to move its products. We talk about the latest issues the company faces, and we hear how one billionaire hedge fund manager pushed for the government investigation.

Credits

Guests:
Renee Saifer - independent distributor for Herbalife, Heidi Moore - Guardian - @moorehn

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott