After nearly two decades of our company’s advocacy and leadership in this fight, I am proud to say that it is finally legal for farmers in the U.S. to grow hemp! The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress earlier this month, and signed into law by the President today, December 20th, 2018, includes provisions which
Building Momentum with Big Wins in 2018 On Election Day, voters in Missouri and Arkansas passed ballot initiatives to increase their state minimum wages—giving raises to about a million workers and boosting their economies from the bottom up. Business owners in these two states came out strongly in support of raising the minimum wage. In Missouri,
Bringing Racial Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity to the Animal Advocacy Movement Dr. Bronner’s “All-One Activist” series profiles influential activists who are advancing the core causes that Dr. Bronner’s supports through its philanthropy and advocacy work including animal advocacy, regenerative agriculture, drug policy reform, and community betterment. Dr. Bronner’s is a philanthropic supporter of Encompass, an
Beyond Organic, Beyond Fair Trade Dr. Bronner’s helped set up its sister company Serendipol in Sri Lanka in 2007—and it has since become the world’s foremost supplier of fair trade and organic coconut oil. Serendipol works with more than 1,200 farmers farming 21,000 acres, employs over 250 workers and professional staff at its factory in
Talking Brand Activism with our Australian Partners Dr. Bronner’s is now supporting organizations making a positive impact across Australia by making regular donations to the country’s progressive non-profits through All-One! Australia, a program of our local distributor, Lateral Food. In 2012, Tammy Seligmann joined Lateral Food, the company her parents founded, and is now General
In 2012, just hired as a communications associate with Dr. Bronner’s, I began working on a project to support fundraising for the purchase of bed nets to curtail malaria, and support the building of a maternity ward in the local health care facility in Asuom, Ghana, where Dr. Bronner’s palm oil is produced. A great
In Samoa, where we will eventually source most of the coconut oil for Dr. Bronner’s soaps, we have an opportunity to leverage regenerative organic agriculture in a way that can heal the land, enrich the community, and preserve a culture.
The most technically sophisticated form of agriculture, designed to solve our future food and climate challenges? Or the most ancient, wise, and timeless way of growing? Regenerative organic agriculture is both.
At the core of Lava Mae’s work is Radical Hospitality—an unexpected level of care designed to restore dignity, rekindle optimism, and fuel a sense of opportunity for those living on the streets.
Pavitramenthe supplies Dr. Bronner’s with organic and fair trade mint oil. The project now works with more than 1,200 farmers, on farms that average less than 2 acres. Members of Dr. Bronner’s Special Operations team visited the project In November 2017 to plan next steps in implementing regenerative organic agriculture on the ground.