Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Guilt-Free Chocolate Encouraged For Halloween

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A human rights organization is hoping treat-givers will pass out guilt-free chocolate this Halloween.

San Francisco-based Global Exchange wants Halloween revelers to pass out “Fair Trade” chocolate that comes from cocoa farmers who receive fair prices for their harvest and do not exploit children.

Global Exchange spokesman Jamie Guzzi claims many chocolate farms around the Ivory Coast in Africa are known for being non- Fair Trade chocolate farms, and most chocolate found in grocery stores is not Fair Trade.

Guzzi says Global Exchange provides a list of stores on their website,, that sells the politically correct cocoa.

The site also makes kits available containing post cards to be handed out on Halloween night.

The postcards are addressed to Joe Weller, CEO of Nestle, and kids are encouraged to mail them to Weller asking him from here on out to use only Fair Trade chocolate.

A spokesperson from Nestle could not be reached for comment.

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