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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Dr. Bronner’s Donates to Environmental Organizations of Your Choice

From now until December 31, 2021, Dr. Bronner’s will donate 10% of your purchase to the environmental organization of your choice when you shop on drbronner.com. We’ve selected four nonprofits working to advance regenerative organic agriculture, each with a unique approach benefiting the livelihood of our farmers, animals, and Spaceship Earth! Why is Dr. Bronner’s so passionate about regenerative organic agriculture and how it can benefit the environment?

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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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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,

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Towards a More Rational and Compassionate Drug Policy

I began this blog on my return from going deep with ibogaine with my friends at Iboga Quest in Tepotzlan, Mexico. What incredible medicine, especially for folks in the throes of opiate addiction. Ibogaine interrupts withdrawal and resets the dopamine system, while precipitating an intense “life review” psychedelic experience, giving insights into behavior, thought patterns, and underlying traumas.

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