Trick or treat
Go with Fair Trade Certified chocolates this Halloween
October is National Fair Trade Awareness Month. Help support fair wages for those who pick the cocoa beans that get made into chocolate by giving out Fair Trade Certified chocolates this Halloween. In addition to providing a living wage to third-world workers, giving fair-trade chocolates to all those little pirates, princesses, ghosts and witches that come to your door also supports safe and humane working conditions (including a greatly reduced use of pesticides) in the cocoa fields, as well as the availability of adequate housing and medical care for cocoa-bean pickers. Get your Fair Trade Certified chocolates locally at Chico Natural Foods (818 Main St., 891-1713), S&S Produce and Natural Foods (1924 Mangrove Ave., 343-4930) and Chico Peace & Justice Center (526 Broadway, 893-9078).