This witch knows what's up with conventional candy.Photo: Brittany RandolphIs your candy scarier than your costume? Not if you're handing out local, organic apples, no. But if you're handing out your average candy bar (the kind without a mask) this Halloween, watch out for trick-or-traders out to stab you in the back -- with knowledge. Thousands of little boys and ghouls are expected to be roaming the streets, handing Fair Trade candy back to houses they visit in a choc-and-awe campaign called "Reverse Trick-or-Treating." Are the kids well-meaning? Yes. Will they grow up confused about how this holiday actually works? …
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Ashley Braun is Grist's News Producer and (unofficially) its Official Puntificator. She's also a science nerd, a lazy runner, an organic container gardener, and an accidental "expert" on topics like cross-country relationships and social media.