Dr. Bronner’s, the leading natural soap and organic body care products brand, has resigned from the Organic Trade Association (OTA), due to what they call a betrayal of the consumer-led GMO labeling movement. The OTA lent crucial support to the DARK Act, something they had initially opposed, and that allowed anti-labeling legislators to push that legislation through the Senate and be signed into law by President Obama this past summer.
However, although the company resigned from OTA, they will now use their organizational resources to help power consumer, farmer and industry organizations which, “more authentically and courageously represent the vision of regenerative organic agriculture, versus the disaster of soil destroying industrial agriculture:”
“We are particularly thrilled to support the Rodale Institute’s new Organic Farming Association and the expansion of their regional teaching farms across the country, as well as participate in the North American General Assembly of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM) at Expo East,” says Dr. Bronner’s Cosmic Engagement Officer (CEO), David Bronner. “We encourage all true organic companies, whether they choose to remain a part of the OTA or not, to support and participate in both,” continues Bronner.”
They also used their resources to help campaigns this past November tackle minimum wage, cannabis reform and animal welfare battles in various states: Working with the Humane Society of the United States, Dr Bronner’s recently gave $100,000 to the Yes on 3 campaign in Massachusetts to end the cruel confinement of veal calves, egg-laying hens and pigs in that state. And that legislation passed!
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“Looking forward, Dr. Bronner’s is particularly keen to help power and coordinate the animal welfare and regenerative organic movements, in their common aim to end the horribly cruel and unsustainable factory farming of animals, fed by monoculture deserts of carbon and water intensive grain,” adds Bronner. “One-third of the Earth’s surface is covered in arable farm and range land. Regenerative practices can restore soil health and organic matter relatively quickly, and coupled with a global commitment to eating much less, but much more humane and sustainably raised animal products, can also significantly mitigate climate change.”
For more information about this amazing, giving company, please visit www.drbronner.com .
Thank you Dr Bronner!
Source: March Against Monsanto