They’re even turning Halloween into an opportunity to preach to us:
If you’re handing out candy this Halloween, don’t be surprised if a few trick-or-treaters hand you back a chocolate of their own.
For the second year in a row, thousands of costumed children will take part in “reverse” trick-or-treating, handing out samples of Fair Trade Certified chocolates to raise awareness about poverty, unsustainable farming practices and child labor in cocoa-growing communities.
The campaign is an initiative of the human rights group Global Exchange, which says 225,000 Fair Trade chocolates and informational cards will be handed out tonight in the United States and Canada. Americans consume nearly half the world’s chocolate.
This has the potential to be even more annoying than the PETA spokeswoman who tells us to eat Tofu Turkeys at Thanksgiving.