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Foie Gras Ban

Should the Government Control What We Eat?

Corinne Kantor | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Corinne Kantor

These days, it seems as if the government is getting more and more involved with telling consumers what they can and can't eat.

The Only Thing Unadulterated About Foie Gras Is The Cruelty

Stephen Wells | Posted 11.05.2016 | Green
Stephen Wells

Under the Poultry Product Inspection Act, the USDA has a statutory duty to prevent "diseased poultry" from entering the human food supply. And yet, the USDA continues to sit idly by as diseased fatty duck and goose livers make their way from factory farm to kitchen table.

Inside The Foie Gras Wars

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

Is foie gras cruel or couture? Should we be force-feeding ducks to appease the stomachs of high-end diners? Or are there better areas to be placing our energies when it comes to animal cruelty?

Carly Schwartz

California Chefs Face Death Threats For Serving Foie Gras

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Less than one week after a federal judge overturned California's ban on foie gras, chefs who serve the fattened duck or goose liver at their restauran...

Charlie and the Ducks

Gary Alan Fine | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Gary Alan Fine

Governments must protect the right to disagree. While we should not ban culinary arts or journalistic practices, good neighbors properly take the sensitivities of others into account, while their opponents must recognize these preferences.

Joe Satran

California's Foie Gras Ban Overturned

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.08.2015 | Taste

Score one for the gourmand lobby.

Supreme Court Upholds Foie Gras Ban In California

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste

(Adds reaction, paragraphs 8-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - In a victory for animal rights activ...

Ducks Have Law -- and Right -- on Their Side

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Kathy Guillermo

When California's groundbreaking ban on the production and sale of foie gras went into effect last year after a seven-year grace period, the foie gras industry acted like it had been ambushed like an, ahem, sitting duck.

A Huge Blow For Foie Gras Lovers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

A controversial ban on foie gras remains in effect in California today after an appeals court upheld a lower-court's decision not to block the law. ...

My Piece in the Middle East

Greg White | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Greg White

This week, Israel has been safe and was my best travel bet. She wears a lot of beautiful hats -- and I've been embraced and hugged by them all. I was respectful in my behavior and they returned the kindness. I'm not religious, but I pray the next person finds Israel as happy as I leave it.

Animal Rights Activists Hack Foie Gras Company Website

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green

In 2012, the state of California made the sale of foie gras illegal, resulting in California-based Sonoma Foie Gras shutting its doors. Meanwhile,...

Why I Had a Tube Shoved Down My Throat on Piccadilly Circus

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Why did we set up a tableau that nearly caused London's taxi drivers to crash into each other on one of the city's busiest streets? Because Fortnum & Mason still has the indecency to sell foie gras, a "fancy foodstuff" that causes so much suffering that it is illegal to produce it in the U.K.

Wine Country Restaurant Sued For Serving Foie Gras

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.15.2013 | San Francisco

Move over, PETA. Foie gras has a new enemy in California, and it's ready for a fight. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed suit against Napa Valley'...

Rachel Tepper

When Did PETA Become The Foie Gras Police?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Nearly nine months after the state of California set into law a controversial ban on foie gras, lawsuits abound on both sides of the debate. But only ...

Foie Gras Ban Has Surprising Effect

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Many Canadian fortunes were made during Prohibition in the 20s and many Latin American fortune have been bankrolled by the American ban on cocaine and...

California Sees First Lawsuit To Enforce Foie Gras Ban

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles

By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The animal rights group PETA sued a California restaurant on Wednesday that it says ...

Restaurant Unleashes 'Shut the Duck Up!' Burger

Foodbeast | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Foodbeast

It's the Shut the Duck Up Burger, a mouthwatering thumb in the air at the foie gras ban in California created by chef Jason Quinn of The Playground restaurant in Orange County.

Robin Wilkey

Local Restaurant Gives California The Finger

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's ban on foie gras officially took effect a little more than a week ago. One restaurant may have already found a way aroun...

WATCH: Anthony Bourdain Tours French Foie Gras Farm

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

Foie gras is finally illegal in California. In response to the ban officially taking effect last week, this old scene from Anthony Bourdain's "A Cook'...

Foie Gras Companies Sue State Of California

Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

Just a day after California's foie gras ban became official on Sunday, a group of businesses filed a lawsuit against the state alleging that the law i...

California Foie Gras Ban Kicks In

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

It's finally here: California's foie gras ban goes into effect Sunday. The law, enacted eight years ago, makes illegal the serving of fattened duck or...

A Brief History Of Foie Gras Bans

Posted 06.29.2012 | Home

On July 1, California will be bound by the most sweeping anti-foie gras statute in the world. Consumed by few, the pricey delicacy made from duck or g...

California's Chefs Eye Loopholes For Upcoming Foie Gras Ban

Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

The 2008 repeal of Chicago's foie gras ban was a pretty good indication of how much Americans like being told what they can cook, sell and eat. Now, w...

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events June 25-July 1

Zagat | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Zagat

Rampture or not, west-east traffic is typically horrendous. One place to wait it out is the new happy hour at Freddy Smalls (Monday through Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.).

PHOTOS: Just One Week Left For Foie Gras

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.26.2012 | San Francisco

As the July 1 deadline for California’s much-debated foie gras ban approaches, San Francisco restaurants have been stuffing menus with all the goose...