FORA.tv Speaker - David Bronner
David Bronner is President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. He is a grandson of company founder, Emanuel Bronner, and a fifth-generation soapmaker. Under David’s leadership, in 2003, Dr. Bronner’s was one of the first brands to certify their soaps, lotions and balms under the USDA National Organic Program. Today Dr. Bronner’s is coordinating certified Fair Trade projects for all major ingredients, including olive oil from the West Bank and Israel, coconut oil from Sri Lanka, and palm oil from Ghana. David pioneered the use of 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles for the liquid soaps and a hemp/recycled paper blend to package the bars. David was the main coordinator of the Hemp Industries Association’s successful multi-year litigation against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to protect sales of hemp foods and body care in the U.S. (2001-2004). He is an active supporter of both the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp, working to bring back hemp farming in the U.S. David was born in Los Angeles in 1973 and now lives in Encinitas, California with his wife Kris and daughter Maya. He enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer team and dancing late into the night.
04.17.16 | 01:21:35 min
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