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
Kirsten Schimoler has been living the dream (developing new flavors at Ben & Jerry’s) since 2009. As Kirsten explains it, she’s technically a scientist but what she’s really into is “playing with food.”
“The thing about Flavor Gurus is that we’re all a little weird,” she says. “There’s a reason we call it Bizarre & D instead of R&D.” What Kirsten means is that Flavor Gurus have a different outlook on the world...and food. They can imagine totally unique combinations of flavors that others wouldn’t dream of trying. When it works, it’s pure magic.
Kirsten backs up her creativity in the kitchen with heavy doses of research. “Inspiration comes from everywhere,” Kirsten says. She travels the world on Flavor Guru Trend Treks. From dawn to the wee hours she’ll explore restaurants, bakeries, candy shops, and cocktail bars looking for her next great flavor idea.
Find out more about Kirsten’s road to her dream job 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