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Reverse Trick or Treet

We don’t want to take the fun out of Halloween, but today is also a good occasion to highlight that the chocolate industry is notorious for their slow response to tackling the documented problem of forced child labor on many farms that supply their cocoa.

At the bottom of the chain too, cocoa farmers have been left in poverty year after year. These hidden injustices need to be changed so we all can continue to really enjoy chocolate without guilt.

The solution is Fair Trade chocolate – certification that prohibits the use of abusive child labor, and encourages the adoption of safer, chemical-free farming methods.

Some friends I know are going to have their children participate in a Reverse Trick Or Treat tonight. In addition to receiving a sweet treat, children will hand back to their neighbors a small piece of candy fastened to a Reverse Trick or Treat information card. How fun is that!