Psychedelics at a Crossroads: We Need Constructive Not Extractive Capital

In her recent thoughtful and well-researched article for Vice, Shayla Love asked, “Is it possible to create an ethical psychedelics company?” A lot of focus in the psychedelics space over the last few months has centered around the unethical behavior of select companies—David himself has weighed in. Our take is that it’s not only possible to create an ethical psychedelics company,

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Acting Against Hate Towards Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders

This statement was initiated by Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)  employees at Dr. Bronner’s along with our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) taskforce. Reports of anti-Asian hate crimes rose nearly 150% in America’s largest cities last year, reflecting a growing trend of discrimination against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders during the Covid-19 pandemic. This week alone,

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The Dr. Bronner’s Way: Transforming Tragedy and Trauma

Soon after I first crossed paths with Dr. Bronner’s, when I began the work of transitioning its supply chains to be organic and fair trade, I learned about founder Emanuel Bronner’s determination to use his soap brand to unite and bring peace to the world. A lofty goal, for sure, and one that some companies might have considered a hopeful founder’s story,

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Sounding the Alarm on Compass’s Interference with Oregon’s Psilocybin Therapy Program

It’s time to publicly call out the for-profit psychedelic pharma company Compass Pathways, for their monopolistic and shady behavior. This Vice article, “Can a Company Patent the Basic Components of Psychedelic Therapy”, details their recent attempts to patent a clinical setting with mood lighting, soft furniture, subdued colors and a good sound system. This was after they tried to patent psilocybin synthesis in a way that would occupy the field and prevent awesome nonprofit drug development companies like Usona and B-more,

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All-One Mutual Aid with Soap and Hand Sanitizer!

Dr. Bronner’s COVID Product Donation Program During the first two months of 2020, at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the U.S., demand for Dr. Bronner’s hand sanitizer and soap skyrocketed. As the company scrambled to ramp up production to fill orders, we heard from long-time allies at Urban Justice’s Safety Net Project in New York City.

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You Shop, San Diego Youth Benefit!

Your purchase matters. When you participate in our ShoppingGives program, we will donate 10% of sales on drbronner.com to one of the following four organizations serving our home base of San Diego County. You get to choose which organization to support, at no extra cost to you! Alliance San Diego, Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego,

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Growth and Diversification at Pavitramenthe

How do the leaders of our fair trade projects and partnerships approach growth and diversification? This excerpt from my book, Honor Thy Label, describes how our Indian supplier of mint oils, Pavitramenthe, has begun to diversify their offerings and customer base. Honor Thy Label is available for order today! EXCERPT: GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION AT PAVITRAMENTHE Just like Dr.

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Marking Eight Years of Giving to End the Exploitation and Suffering of Animals

We are proud to mark the eighth year of our philanthropy program to support efforts to end the exploitation and suffering of animals used for food. We make this commitment alongside the company’s other core causes, including regenerative organic agriculture, criminal justice reform, drug policy reform, fair trade & fair pay, and community initiatives in the San Diego area.

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