By Laura Stec
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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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Americans Food Party! with approximately 100 billion single-use plastic bags a year, and as many as 15 billion in California alone.
A friend of mine and I were going over the proposals on the ballot just yesterday, and realized one of us was voting for both CA proposals 65 and 67.
If one is good, two votes are better, right?
Turns out the plastic bag industry is behind Proposal 65
, which allocates funds for the sale of carryout bags to a wildlife conservation board. Sounds good at first, but this would overturn the plastic bag ban already set to take effect in California. So Proposition 67 is also on the ballot, giving voters the opportunity to uphold that original ban.
Whichever of these proposals gets the most votes wins; only one will go into effect.
Consider a "no" vote on 65 and a “yes”vote on 67.
- photo from nationofchange.org