Sounds like the hed from The Onion, right? Sadly, it’s not. Go watch the NYTimes video (A consumer alerts the world). He started the whole toothpaste concerns a while back. What inside track did that guy use? He read the ingredients. Now I know that I’m thinking way into the future but go with me here: What if some shady producers try something sneaker than listing banned ingredients on the product? Crazy, I know, but maybe we should be prepared for some such eventuality.
One thing that seems like a good start is to be darn sure you know where everything is coming from and getting rid of those morality-free zones. What’s that you say? It’s called a free-trade zone? Po-tate-o, Po-taht-o.