Chefs in New York are up in over a ban on foie gras - the food that is in haute cuisine. Foie gras is made from duck and goose . The birds are force-fed with to enlarge their liver up to ten its normal size. Animal rights say this causes the birds unnecessary suffering. New York's city council voted to ban of the controversial food. The bill will ban restaurants and stores, "from storing, maintaining, selling, or offering to sell force-fed products or food containing a force-fed ". A spokesperson said force-feeding was " cruel and ".
Farmers want to sue New York City. One said: "We will not let this on New Yorkers' freedom of choice go unchallenged in the courts, and we intend to file a ." A food manufacturer said chefs were to order more foie gras because they are so . It said: "There are 1,000 restaurants in New York City who have foie gras on their right now. They are all very ." It added the council made no to learn about the foie gras process and refused to visit the . Foie gras is big business. One liver can sell for as as $125.