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The JEDI Collaborative Towards A More Inclusive Natural Products Industry With Lara Dickinson

Guest Blog: TIG
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For too long, the industries around the country have been slow in recognizing and reflecting the changing needs of an increasingly diverse society. The JEDI Collaborative is committed to breaking down these systemic barriers to inclusion in the natural products industry.

J.E.D.I Collaborative Announces Majority Funding Achieved!

Partners across the value chain step up to support OSC2’s newest Natural Products Industry Collaborative.

By: Lara Dickinson,  Co-founder of OSC2, Climate Collaborative, Packaging Collaborative, and J.E.D.I Collaborative.

While having lunch with a group of sustainability leaders at a rooftop restaurant at Natural Products Expo West 2018, one woman boldly asked no one in particular, “Can we just talk about why it feels like a white country club here?”

A message of solidarity from the founders of the JEDI Collaborative and OSC2

As an organization committed to breaking down systemic barriers to inclusion for all people, we must acknowledge the current protests and unrest that were specifically sparked by police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and that are a reflection of the more than 1,200 black citizens that have been killed by U.S. police since 2015. We mourn their deaths and condemn the white supremacist system that has allowed black lives to be less valuable than white lives.…