by Slow Food USA staffer Julia De Martini Day
What will you be eating this Halloween? Is your candy Good, Clean, and Fair?
Slow Food USA has partnered with Global Exchange to spread the word about where our chocolate comes from on Halloween night with Reverse Trick-or-Treating. Last Halloween, thousands of children, students, parents and others gave Fair Trade chocolate BACK to the households who gave them candy while Trick-or-Treating. This year, we hope to reach a quarter of a million households across the country in an effort to further awareness about where our food comes from and how it is produced.
While Fair Trade does not address all hardships faced by farmers abroad, its goals are to provide a better price and support sustainable agricultural development. A good resource for reading more about Fair Trade is on the Fair Trade Federation website.