Tag Archives: Foie

Appeals court upholds limit on California’s foie gras ban


Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie grasNew York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. Animal welfare activists had campaigned for a ban on the grounds that the methods used to produce foie gras are cruel, involving force-feeding a bird a corn-based mixture through a tube slipped down its throat. Farmers who produce foie gras — meaning fatty liver in French — say the birds are treated humanely and don’t suffer during the fattening process.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns

French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returnsFrench foie gras makers, still recovering from two severe bird flu crises that ravaged flocks, said on Thursday they would be able to face any new outbreak thanks to strict security measures but prices will remain high to make up for increased costs. France, which has one of the largest poultry flocks in the European Union, is one of the countries that was most affected by the H5N8 bird flu virus that spread through wild birds across the continent last year. Of course some cases may break out at any time but by no means we will be in the same situation, we’ll be able to deal with it very quickly,” Marie-Pierre Pe, director of French foie gras makers group CIFOG, told reporters.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

California's Statewide Ban On Foie Gras Is Getting Revived

California's Statewide Ban On Foie Gras Is Getting RevivedA statewide ban on selling foie gras may soon be back on in California.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines