Foie gras back on menu in California

A volunteer with PETA carries a fake dead goose to protest the selling of foie gras in Washington, DC, on December 23, 2014Californians will be able to eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sale of the delicacy, outlawed in the US state for the past 18 months. Opponents of foie gras, produced by force-feeding geese or ducks, slammed the ruling by a federal court. “Foie gras is French for fat liver. California lawmakers agreed the ban in 2004, but gave the western US state’s foie gras producers seven and a half years to comply before it came into effect on July 1, 2012.

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