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California Appeals Ruling Overturning Foie Gras Ban

AP | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California filed an appeal Wednesday of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras — a deli...

Foie Gras And Hypocrisy On California's Menus

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Fedele Bauccio

Paté doesn't have to come from force-fed ducks or geese. There's nothing wrong with liver itself: eating organ meats is part of many cultures, including my Italian family's, and part of a sustainable meat industry.

Foie Gras Is Not a Non-Issue: Ducks and Geese Don't Like Having Food Shoved Down Their Throats

Marc Bekoff | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Just because "almost all meat production in the United States is cruel" does not mean that force-feeding animals is not cruel or necessarily less cruel, and indeed, this is an integral part of the big picture of food production; it does not "miss the big picture" at all.

5 Big Fat Lies About Fatty Liver (Foie Gras)

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Foie gras fanciers, not content just to bathe their arteries in bird fat, are adding insult to injury by trotting out a laundry list of misconceptions, inaccuracies and outright lies about the foie gras industry.

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 01.14.2015 | 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.

What A $400 White Castle Slider Looks Like

Nick Chipman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Taste
Nick Chipman

It might be wiser to buy 600 sliders, but that'd be missing the point.

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...

Pixie Palace: Box Kite

Tarajia Morrell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Taste
Tarajia Morrell

Now that the Times has shouted about it, I doubt one could hope for an experience quite like ours.

Dan Barber's The Third Plate Shows Farm-to-Table Is Not Enough

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Just as is true with the local food movement, with farm-to-table dining -- call it what you will -- each little step in the right direction makes a difference, and those little steps taken together form the first leg of the journey toward a better cuisine, healthier, happier eaters, and a truly sustainable food system.

Go With Your Gut: Foie Gras No Worse Than the Rest

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Kathy Stevens

One of two surviving ducks gets cleaned up at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Last week, Catskill Animal Sanctuary received a call from the Kingston State...

Nobody Would Eat These Foods If We Called Them By Their Honest Names

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste

Now we know why the name "foie gras" stuck.

Foie Gras Vs. Factory-Farmed Chicken: Which Will Make A Greater Difference?

Jenn Louis | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home
Jenn Louis

Please focus your energy towards something that will make a BIG difference. U.S. factory-farmed chicken is a phenomenally greater issue to be concerned about than the great foie gras debate.

No Reservations, No Problems at This Cathedral of Real Basic French Food

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

My favorite restaurant in Paris, and the most beautiful one in my opinion as well, is Chez Chartier. Open everyday, the amazing dining room looks straight out of a period movie.

Bangkok Travel: Eating is the Entertainment

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Study the Bangkok skyline at night, and it will feel as if the city is already delivering on some futuristic promise. Eat at some of its dynamic new restaurants, and you can taste it.

Eat Your Organic Veggies, Your Majesty

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

We know that in England many fine food establishments receive a seal of approval from some members of the sitting monarchy, as soon as a certain numbe...

Foods and Drinks That Are Banned in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Countries all over the world have their own lists of edible items that are banned from being imported or consumed. While some of the foods banned in the U.S. may seem obvious -- like the deadly Japanese blowfish -- others might be quite surprising.

Farm Bill Could Overturn Dozens of State Laws. Why Does Tea Party Darling Steve King Want to Centralize Power in Washington?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The sale of foie gras is currently illegal in California; Steve King's Farm Bill provision would overturn that law and dozens of others that protect animals, the environment, consumers, and more.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

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. ...

10 Ways Foie Gras Has Gone Too Far

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

This liver has crossed the line. Seriously.

Why Is Amazon Ducking Animal Cruelty Controversy?

Nathan Runkle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime
Nathan Runkle

At Amazon, unconscionably cruel foie gras is still just a click away.

Rachel Tepper

WATCH: Undercover Foie Gras Footage Makes Cruelty Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

Animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals on Tuesday released undercover footage showing what it calls cruel behavior at Hudson Valley Foie Gras. The vi...