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France Vaccinating 64M Ducks for Very French Reason

It's a $100M effort taken in part of safeguard the country's foie gras

(Newser) - How beloved is foie gras in France? Enough that the country is planning to vaccinate 64 million ducks to protect the delicacy. The New York Times reports the effort kicked off Monday in a bid to safeguard the birds from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI. Reuters reports ducks are...

SCOTUS Declines Appeal on 'Misunderstood' Delicacy

Court leaves Californias foie gras ban in place

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to California's ban on foie gras, leaving in place a lower court ruling that upheld the ban. The lawsuit was brought by Canadian duck and goose farmers who described the fatty bird liver delicacy as the most "maligned and...

California's Foie Gras Ban Lifted
California's Foie Gras Ban Lifted

California's Foie Gras Ban Lifted

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(Newser) - New York City just decided to ban the "cruel delicacy," foie gras —but it's back on the menu in California. The state banned the food, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, back in 2004, though the ban has been on and off due to...

New York City Is Banning a 'Cruel' Delicacy

Foie gras ban will take effect in 2022

(Newser) - New York City lawmakers have passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would ban the sale of the delicacy starting in 2022. Animal...

Foodies Rejoice: Foie Gras Back on Calif. Menus

Judge overturns state law banning the delicacy

(Newser) - California foodies craving fattened duck liver can now chow down. Yesterday, a judge overturned a state law banning the sale of foie gras, noting it interferes with a federal law regulating poultry products. The ban, in place since 2012 , had been hailed a victory for animal rights activists as ducks...

Quick, Before It's Illegal: Have Some Foie Gras Donuts

Californians devouring livers ahead of ban

(Newser) - This Sunday, California's foodies face a terrible prospect: life without fattened goose liver. At the urging of animal rights activists, California passed a foie gras ban back in 2004, the Wall Street Journal explains, and it finally hits this weekend. So Californians are stuffing their gullets with foie by...

Wendy's Return to Japan Marked by ... a $16 Burger

It comes topped with foie gras

(Newser) - For two years, Japan's fast-food lovers were forced to go without Wendy's. Now the chain is back—with a bang. Its first new store to open in the country will serve up the Foie Gras Rossini Burger, which, yes, is topped with foie gras and costs 1,280...

French Chain to Sell Foie Gras Burgers
French Chain to Sell
Foie Gras Burgers

French Chain to Sell Foie Gras Burgers

A controversial bit of luxury, in a bun, for $6.50

(Newser) - The Double Down it's not: A French fast-food chain will sell a cheap foie gras burger, mixing high and low cuisine for a brief holiday promotion, Reuters reports. Consumers will be able to get a bit of duck liver in a conventional hamburger for about $6.50—a steal for...

Bird-Loving Brits Opt for Faux Gras

Celebrities lead fight against 'torture in a tin'

(Newser) - A growing number of British retailers and restaurants have switched from foie gras to faux gras as part of a nationwide move toward politically correct food. Faux gras is made with liver from free-range poultry blended with goose or duck fat, instead of engorged livers from force-fed birds. Consumers seem...

PETA President Wills Body to Group
PETA President
Wills Body
to Group

PETA President Wills Body to Group

Newkirk suggests her flesh be barbecued, skin made into purse

(Newser) - The president of PETA has written a will donating her body to the organization along with suggestions about how best to use various body parts, TreeHugger reports. First on the list is the request that her “meat” be used as “human barbecue,” to remind the world “...

Hard to Swallow: 8 Taboo Delicacies

Death-defying gourmet dishes can be tough to find

(Newser) - The return of foie gras to Chicago's menus inspires Newsweek to list dishes still considered too dicey to serve:
  1. Maggot cheese: Injected with larvae that pose health risks
  2. Puffer fish: Incorrectly prepared fugu can be fatal

Chicago Ducks Foie Gras Ban
 Chicago Ducks Foie Gras Ban 

Chicago Ducks Foie Gras Ban

Squawking Mayor Daley gets controversial pate back on menu

(Newser) - A Chicago restaurant ban on foie gras pate that animal lovers love to hate has been lifted by city legislators after two years. The ban caused widespread derision among foodies, fury in the restaurant industry—and plaudits from animal rights advocates who wanted to save the force-fed ducks and geese...

Wanted: Geese Who'll Gorge Themselves

Progress in the quest for foie gras without force-feeding

(Newser) - In the quest for kinder, gentler fois gras, some producers claim to have succeeded in getting the birds to gorge naturally, fattening up their livers without  force-feeding them. A Spanish company says its prize-winning pate was produced by letting the birds roam freely and butchering them right before they would...

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