Isonen is a world in the Fringe that is one of the few able to support a specialized grain sought after by civilized worlds. It is a harsh planet with horrible working conditions to harvest the food. The air is swarmed with particulates from the plants that lead to dangerous respiratory issues if inhaled for even a short period of time.
Isonen was once home to a slave operation setup by Newsome Trust which made a profit from the grain. The work compound was run by Don Mattle who had to not only make the operation profitable but avoid public scrutiny of the working conditions.
After word got out, the compound was dismantled and many people were jailed. Isonen is now home to several independent operators barely able to make a living working the grain fields.