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The Foie Gras War: Californians Say Au Revoir to the French Delicacy

By admin | October 24, 2011

photo: xmatt

photo: xmatt

By: Michele Wolfson

In eight months, California’s bill banning the sale of foie gras will be put into effect. While animal rights activists feel that foie gras is unconscionable, some leading chefs and their patrons are upset with the state’s decision. Perhaps you are wondering, what exactly is foie gras? Foie gras (also known as fatty liver) is a food product made from the liver of a goose or a duck that has been specially fattened. Fattening the poultry is typically achieved through force-feeding it corn through a process known as “gavage.” Read More

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