Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, Is Banned

The New York Times (10/30/2019)
  • The NY City Council overwhelmingly passed a ban on the sale of foie gras beginning in 2022.
  • Considered a luxury food item, foie gras is the fattened liver of a duck or goose.
  • Animal cruelty: The ban was implemented because most foie gras is produced via gavage, or by force-feeding ducks with a fatty corn-based mixture to engorge their livers.
  • “The process requires tubes to be inserted into a duck’s throat for a 20-day feeding regimen”.
  • Foie gras farmers claim force-feeding claims are exaggerated.