Cannabis is legal for recreational use in 11 states and medical use in 33, but hundreds of thousands of people are still getting arrested for possession every year. And most of them are Black. We know it doesn’t have to be that way.Read More - Cannabis Justice By The Numbers Read More
How do you go from being a pre-med student to having the most coveted job at Ben & Jerry's? Here’s Flavor Guru Chris Rivard's story.
Chris came to the University of Vermont over 10 years ago with an eye on medicine. "I had a terrible bedside manner, but I loved studying the science of people and nutrition," Chris remembers. So Chris followed is heart (maybe to the relief of some patients) and dove into the science of how food affects our bodies. He double-majored in food science and dietetics with an emphasis on nutrition. When he wasn’t in the classroom, Chris was falling in love with the landscape of Vermont and the world class opportunities for getting out on his bikes.
So when we were looking for a new Flavor Guru to join our crack team of Foodies, Chris's rigorous background in nutrition and his love for Vermont made him a perfect fit. That’s just part of the story of what makes a Flavor Guru. Learn more about Chris, the man behind some of your favorite flavors, here.
America locks up more people than any other country on earth. Over the past few decades, a huge, multibillion dollar industry has grown up to further exploit our incarcerated population. We must dismantle the prison industrial complex!Read More - Why We Must Dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex Read More
Legalization is happening fast, but it hasn’t done anything to reduce the racial disparities in cannabis arrests. This 4/20, you can help change that.Read More - Let's Be Blunt About Cannabis Justice Read More
On April 6, St. Louis elected a mayor who will shut down the Workhouse jail immediately and invest in communities of color. Read on to learn more about this victory for equity and justice.Read More - St. Louis Voted for Change! Read More
When our co-founders started churning up delicious ice cream way back in 1978, their quirky chunks and swirls made it the talk of the town. Take the quiz to find out if you’re a total Ben or a perfect Jerry!Read More - QUIZ: Are You A Ben Or A Jerry? Read More