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,
Category: Constructive Capitalism
All-One Mutual Aid in 2021!
by Lilia Letsch
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,
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,
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.
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.
Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future
by Gero Leson
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,
Dr. Bronner’s Joins Local Agencies in Providing Aid to Migrant Children
Crisis sometimes has a way of galvanizing communities, and in Spring, 2021, social services agencies in San Diego came together to successfully address a big challenge that had appeared—seemingly overnight. In the early part of 2021, the U.S. saw a steep increase in the number of unaccompanied minor children migrating across the U.S.
Why is Dr. Bronner’s Making Chocolate?
Yes—Dr. Bronner’s is making chocolate! I can guess what some of you are thinking. “I’m all for it. But why?!” The short version: Our mission, first and foremost, is to use our company as a vehicle for social good—and creating a line of organic, fair trade and vegan Magic All-One Chocolate presented an opportunity to invest even more resources into transparent,
Corrections to Misinformation Being Spread about MAPS and IPCI
I’m writing in my capacity as a board member of MAPS and supporter of the Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative (as well as Decriminalize Denver, Decriminalize Nature DC, DN Seattle, Measures 109, 110 and the Plant Medicine Healing Alliance in Oregon). Decriminalize Nature (DN) leadership is engaging in the same conspiracy smear campaign against MAPS over personal possession limits in SB519,
Pavitramenthe Leads Covid Relief Efforts in Northern India
by Rob Hardy
Dr. Bronner’s has spent the past 15 years building a regenerative, organic, fair trade supply chain, investing in the farms and lives of the suppliers of our raw materials. This puts us in the unique position of having our ears to the ground, listening to what farming communities need in order to thrive. For several years,