COSTA MESA — Following a "low-carbon diet" would help reduce the Earth's carbon footprint, but it can also taste better, Vera Chang said.
To prove her point, she brought in small plastic glasses filled with orange juice and orange soda and two kinds of bread and jam for the audience to taste in her low-carbon diet workshop.
One woman got more in her cup than she bargained for.
"It's very low carbon, it's just a little bug," Chang laughed.
Chang, who works for Bon Appétit Management Co., taught two workshops on what makes foods high carbon and what foods to eat that are better for the Earth.
"When you think about climate change what do you think about?" Chang asked the audience. "Most people don't think about food."
The workshop, which attracted only one woman who thought she was going to learn about the low-carb diet, was part of an all-day conference Friday at Vanguard University.