Responding to the Anti-Semitic Bigotry and Anti-Indigenous Colonialism of Decriminalize Nature’s Leadership

Recently a colleague forwarded a graphic that Decriminalize Nature’s leadership was spreading around listservs. This latest defamation campaign targets myself and River Styx co-directors Miriam Volat and Cody Swift using anti-semitic imagery and tropes as well as flat out lies and misinformation about us (you can view the graphic here). The yellow stars in the images,

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Ecosia, Dr. Bronner’s, and Serendipalm Team Up to Expand Dynamic Agroforestry

Ecosia: a search engine that plants trees Ecosia and Dr. Bronner’s are kindred spirits, so it makes sense that the two companies would team up to work on a project together. Both companies have sought to harness the power of business to create social and environmental benefit. Both companies are seeking to redefine capitalist enterprises, changing them from being extractive models that exploit land and communities,

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Support CA’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act and SB 54!

Our world is in a rapid state of change, both culturally and physically. Our planet’s life-giving cycles of carbon, water, and nutrients, and the living systems that depend on them, are under threat worldwide. We need to lower our consumptive impact on the planet – especially from global CO2 pollution and generation of waste – use our natural resources wisely,

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Legalize Cannabis! Support Justice, Equity, and Diversity – Now!

This Season, We’re Donating to Cannabis Organizations of Your Choice At Dr. Bronner’s, we’re working to connect you, our customers, with the nonprofits we support. We now have a widget on our webstore that engages customers in our giving. This platform allows customers to select a featured nonprofit to receive 10% of their total purchase amount,

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Remembering Joyful Hemp Warrior Steve Levine

We’re sad to relay that Steve Levine, former President of the Hemp Industries Association and rock star hemp ganja joyful warrior, left us on January 1st. He also served as a boardmember for Vote Hemp and worked at Dr. Bronner’s as our trade show director for many years. We dug up the DEA’s lawn and got arrested together,

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All-One Mutual Aid in 2021!

Dr. Bronner’s Covid-19 product donation program—which we affectionately also call our “Mutual Aid” donation project—continues to distribute Organic Hand Sanitizer and Pure-Castile Soap to help community members in need. Our effort began in March 2020 and was inspired by a request from Urban Justice’s Safety Net project in New York City, when these crucial hygiene supplies were becoming increasingly unaffordable,

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How We Make Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate

Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? How Dr. Bronner’s yummy Magic All-One Chocolate is made? Rich, dark, wonderfully delicious chocolate, with its magical, mystical tastes and alchemical effects? Well, let me share a few chocolate making secrets with you… Food of the Gods The cocoa plant was given the scientific name Theobroma Cacao by Linnaeus—Theobroma means “food of the gods” in Greek,

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Let’s Strategically Raise the Minimum Wage for All Workers—with Paid Overtime for Farmworkers

In 2016 I authored an article titled “Raise the Minimum Wage Now! With a Smart, Fair, Incremental and Regional Approach,” where I stated with regards to the federal minimum wage (emphasis added) that: When a person working 40 hours a week can’t cover the basic costs of living, there’s something deeply wrong with our economic system.

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Genetic Engineering of Major Crops: the Most Recent Depressing Episode

In May this year, a Research Entomologist with the USDA contacted me and shared this message: I remember your full-page ad in the New Yorker several years ago when you predicted the disaster with dicamba-resistant transgenic soybeans. And guess what, it came true. And more to come: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2021/04/28/bayers-future-five-way-herbicide He was highlighting that the next Bayer-Monsanto GMO crop in the regulatory pipeline to be approved is now “stacked” with five different herbicide-tolerant traits to deal with the rise of “superweeds” that are increasingly herbicide resistant.

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Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future

The following post is an abridged excerpt from my book Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain.  In October 2016, Joachim Milz came through Asuom, where our Ghanaian sister company Serendipalm that supplies us with sustainable palm oil is based. It was, as usual, a warm and humid night,

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