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Tag: California

GMO Labeling and California Prop 37’s Defeat: What Now?

One important vote that national Election coverage wasn’t following so closely last night was California’s Proposition 37: The GMO Right to Know Act. Prop 37 might seem like it was only relevant in California, but had it passed, it would have set a precedent for GMO labeling – and transparency – here in the U.S.

Eating Vegan in Danville, CA

Located in the heart of the San Ramon Valley, just a quick jaunt from San Francisco, is a great little town called Danville. Peaceful, scenic and full of great American west history, Danville is a perfect place for history geeks to slip away from the city for a tasty meal and take in some fun shopping, parks and museums. There’s also plenty of delicious vegan food in Danville! Here are a few of my faves.

Eating Vegan in Aptos, CA

Located near the majestic Monterrey Bay, you’ll find Aptos. A great little seaside town, sandwiched by beautiful beaches and pine lined mountains, Aptos is a close home to many agricultural farms and businesses.

Since I was in Aptos for a few days, I got to dine at a several places that were super accommodating to this hungry vegan!

California’s Foie Gras Ban: Does It Go Too Far?

California’s groundbreaking foie gras ban went into effect on Sunday, making it the only municipality in the world to ban the product as well as the production of the deadly dish. (Chicago temporarily banned foie gras in 2006, but the ban was repealed in 2008.) Some of the Golden State’s chefs are campaigning to overturn the California ban, but for now, only one state senator, Lois Wolk, is expressing any interest in their cause, and even she will only commit to amending the law to “create an acceptable humane standard for the production of this agricultural product.”

Where To Go Green In California Wine Country

California often leads the county in sustainability efforts and our wineries are no exception. If you’re traveling in wine country this summer and wondering which wineries to visit that are leading the way in sustainability, The Wine Institute offers this run down by region.

8 Wineries with Electric Car Charging Stations

Last week, when I wrote about the recently renovated, fun and sustainable Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I learned about a new trend. The Coppola Winery boasts two electric car charging stations. And as they pointed out, they are not the only wineries promoting green driving : several other California Wineries have also begun to cater to the electric car crowd, installing their own charging stations. Here is a run down…

Earth Day Food and Wine Events

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with good sustainable food and wine? Check out these events near you.What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with good sustainable food and wine? Check out these events near you.

Support the California Cottage Food Law

Next week, the California state legislature will vote on the California Homemade Food Act, AB 1616 (also known as the Cottage Food Bill) that allows for homemade production and sale of “non-hazardous foods.” The bill is being voted on next week, so please call or write today.