There are many measures taken to keep the food and pharmaceutical industries going during this corona crisis. This is of course evident, since these sectors are crucial to provide for the population and to avert the crisis we are dealing with at the same time. But what is often forgotten, is that these industries are very dependent on salt. Not only is salt an essential raw material at the beginning of the production chain, it is also one of the cheapest. Want to buy a ton of salt? That’s sometimes already possible for a number of euros with only two digits.