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.