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Campaign for fair-trade Halloween chocolate


October 31, 2008
By USA Today

Oct. 31, 2008 – Halloween's a time for pumpkins, costumes, and – if some faith-based groups have their way this year – global market awareness.

Oct. 31, 2008 – Halloween's a time for pumpkins, costumes, and – if
some faith-based groups have their way this year – global market
awareness.

Faith organizations and congregations around the U.S. are promoting fair-trade chocolate for trick-or-treaters to
raise consciousness about conditions and prices for cocoa farmers
around the world.

"This is an example of how everybody has the
ability to make some change," said Susan Burton, who works for the the
United Methodist General Board of Church and Society in Washington.

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Last year, Burton found a postcard encouraging fair trade chocolate in her 3-year-old's trick-or-treat bag.

"I just thought what a timely and creative way to promote this," Burton said. | FULL STORY