Gap Fill - Foie Gras - Level 6


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Many top chefs in New York City are up in over a proposed on foie gras - the specialty food that is a aspect of haute cuisine. Foie gras is made from the of ducks and geese. The birds are force-fed with corn to enlarge their liver up to ten their normal . Animal rights groups say this causes the birds unnecessary suffering. The New York City council voted to ban sales of the controversial food. The bill will: "Prohibit retail food establishments or service establishments from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed ." A council spokesperson said: "The council is banning a really cruel and practice."

Farmers are considering suing New York City. One told reporters: "We will not let this on New Yorkers' freedom of choice go unchallenged in the , and we intend to file a lawsuit." Ariane Daguin, from a food manufacturer, said many were likely to order more foie gras they are so angry. She said: "There are 1,000 restaurants in New York City who have foie gras on their right now. They are all very incensed." Ms Daguin added: "Not one council member has made any to learn about the foie gras and all have refused to visit the farms to understand the process first-." Foie gras is big . One liver can retail for as much as $125.

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