The Jan+Feb 2009 VegNews issue has a section about how “cruelty” free “our” vegan products are, when human enslaved labor is being used. They look at Rice, Bananas, and chocolate.
I know I have brought this topic up for about a year or two now. Interesting that it has finally entered the pages of VegNews. The article is called, “Food, Inc.” It’s on page 40.
For those not familiar with how to buy “fair trade” grains, check out a company I’ve ben using called Alter Eco.
I just found alter eco recently. Neat stuff.
I didn’t see a contact form and was hoping one of the Vegans of Color bloggers would be interested in doing a short interview for my vegan blog: http://twoliablog.com/livin-veg/
If you’re interested, please let me know. I’d love to send some questions over. You can contact me through my blog…
Thanks and keep up the great work!
I’ve been having the toughest time tracking down the Jan/Feb issue of VegNews (and I live in an urban metropolis), so I’ll be sure to check this out whenever I get my hands on it.
After working for a local United Nations chapter throughout high school (about a decade ago now), I’m glad that people are finally beginning to recognize the human impact of our food choices and not just the impact on animals.