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Sao Paulo Bans Foie Gras in Restaurants

Sao Paulo Bans Foie Gras in Restaurants

Sao Paulo has become the latest destination to deem foie gras unethical, last week passing a new law banning its sale and production — and renewing worldwide debate on the controversial duck and goose liver. While Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina have banned the production of the French delicacy, city officials in Sao Paulo have gone a step further, forbidding its sale and, effectively, its consumption. And in keeping with history, the move is being declared both a victory for animal-rights activists, and a violation of democratic rights by chefs. Renowned Sao Paulo chef Alex Atala of D.O.M . was outspoken about the initiative, calling the move absurd. “How can a city regulate what a person eats? Where will it all end?” he said in an interview with news site UOL. ”Gastronomy is good for tourism and instead of restricting it, they should promote it.” It’s a similar sen...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/gastronomy/sao-paulo-bans-foie-gras....

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