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,
The latest documentary to make waves in the world of online streaming is Seaspiracy—a film that takes a close look at the human impact on our oceans, from plastic pollution to the fishing industry, ultimately challenging the well-established narrative that it’s personal, one-time-use plastic consumption that is destroying ocean life.
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,
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,
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,
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.
Imagine being a young girl growing up in rural India. Your family is poor. Your father is a farmer and your mother is a housewife. You want to go to school and break out of the cycle of poverty. But then, you menstruate for the first time, and people tell you that it’s better to stay home during “that time of the month.”
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.
We could think of no better way to raise awareness about regenerative, organically grown cannabis, than to create this amazing Sun+Earth Cannabis-Scented Bar Soap, only available as part of the 2020 Sun+Earth crowdfunding campaign. Sun+Earth Certified is the first-of-its-kind certification for cannabis products that are grown outdoors in a regenerative organic agriculture model. It’s a guarantee that cannabis is grown in soil in the sun without chemicals by fairly paid farmers and workers.
Dr. Bronner’s is firmly committed to regenerative organic agriculture—we were instrumental in getting Regenerative Organic Certification launched and are working on sourcing the majority of our ingredients from Regenerative Organic Certified projects. Why are we so fired up about regenerative organic agriculture? Crucially, we know that regenerative organic agriculture builds soil health and sequesters atmospheric carbon,