Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Candy- Now What Do I Do?

Saw that Rage Against The Minivan did a follow up post to the one I linked you to yesterday.  Go here  
to see it.  It's an idea post on what to do instead of using Hershey's and Nestle chocolate for Halloween.  The comments are interesting and make some thoughtful points on both sides of the coin, if you have some time I would try to read a few.

Apparently, she had the most hate emails ever in her history of blogging, the worst ones of which she deleted out of the comments section.

Many people think that she is just being a downer and that there are so many things in this world that have bad or semi-bad things associated with them.  And while yes, that may be true, I still think it is good to make people aware of what is going on in this world.  Change doesn't happen unless we make it.  Perhaps you don't really care about child labor over chocolate, but find something else that strikes at your core and try to make a difference there.

If you don't have time to click to her site, here is a summary of the options she gives: (for more info. on each of these, please see her blog.

1. Avoid Hershey's and Nestles.  A good option is Mars and Kraft products
2. Buy chocolate free candy
3. Buy fair trade or organic

Okay, off my soapbox and regular posting about whatever to resume tomorrow.

Here's a cute picture to take some of the stress off being told that when we buy chocolate we are supporting forced child labor.


I mean, come on, how could this not put you in a better mood?

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