This article appears in our 2018 All-One! Report, read the full report here. 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 its heart is an idea—not an ideology or political belief, but a universal truth of the natural world: All things are connected.
Since 2005, Dr. Bronner’s has shifted supplies of the vast majority of its main raw materials—coconut, palm, olive, mint oils—to organic and fair trade sources. Now, we are supporting our partners in their move to regenerative organic agriculture. One example is Pavitramenthe, our partners in Bareilly, India, some 170 miles east of Delhi. Pavitramenthe supplies Dr.
Through Dr. Bronner’s support of The Gentle Barn my family and I had the pleasure of visiting there during their annual Thanksgiving Day vegan dinner, along with hundreds of others who attended the event. The Gentle Barn is located on a beautiful six-acre property in Santa Clarita, California—with wide open pastures for horses and cows and storybook-styled red and white barnyards for their smaller animals such as pigs,
What’s Next for Sustainable Agriculture? Beginning in 2003, Dr. Bronner’s committed to sourcing all major raw materials for its products from organic farms. It was apparent to the company’s leadership that industrial agriculture, with its unchecked use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, was doing great harm to our planet: from nitrogen and phosphorus-fueled dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico that are the result of fertilizer runoff,
Today, November 1, is World Vegan Day. The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organization and the coining of the terms “vegan” and “veganism”. This year, we are proud to celebrate World Vegan Day by marking the fourth year of our committed giving program to support animal advocacy and farmed animal protection efforts as a core focus of the company’s activism.
Last Friday, September 29th, Dr. Bronner’s held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new solar power installation, that will provide about half of the power we need at our soap-making plant in Vista, California. Our staff took some time out from their busy day to celebrate the completion of this project, along with several officials from the City of Vista and our project partners at Heliopower and Ecology Artisans.
A Partnership of Volunteers, Activists, and Brands comes together to serve free meals in an underserved part of Florida hit hard by Hurricane Irma Less than a week after Hurricane Irma devastated southern Florida, Grassroots Alliance, a national non-profit organization committed to supporting communities in crisis, launched into action. Grassroots Alliance, a collective effort of activists,
Dr. Bronner’s has pledged $1 million over the next 4 years to the San Diego-based non-profit TERI. The donation will support the organization’s plans to expand its Southern California operation to include a new, state-of-the-art facility called the “Campus of Life,” which will support programming for children, adults and seniors with autism and other special needs.
A Review of At The Fork I chose to adopt a vegan diet over 20 years ago, at a time in my life when I was radically reevaluating my patterns of thought and behavior, much of which was unconscious habit inherited from family and culture. I realized then that when I am in a grocery store or eating out,
Preserving trees, tradition and livelihoods in Palestine. This article is excerpted from Dr. Bronner’s 2017 All-One Report. In 2004, I was returning to Palestine from the US to conduct anthropological research for my doctorate. As I traveled through the land—the Jenin, Nablus, and Ramallah areas of the West Bank—I noticed a number of uncultivated olive tree terraces.