Lead: This summer, French foie gras practitioners and diners will face combat, since H5N1 avian invasion, the French Ministry of Agriculture recently issued a circular in August this year to suspend domestic ducks and geese for fattening and slaughter.
A ban, the French market is expected to face a gap 9 million ducks and geese, foie gras price will naturally soar.
France enacted a temporary ban foie gras industry frustrated
Things originated in November last year, a French poultry farm detect H5N1 bird flu, the rapid spread of the epidemic, the French government for this ban foie gras abounds southwest poultry farms rearing fat ducks and geese.
Commission chief representative of French foie gras Marie - Pierre - will wear a temporary ban on foie gras industry, described as a 'big earthquake' ban would make foie gras industry lost 300 million euros, more than the industry's 2015 revenue of 1.6 billion euros into two. French Ministry of agriculture also compensate breeders for this economic loss of 1.3 euros, while about 4,000 related practitioners face unemployment.
75% of global production of foie gras in France, which accounted for 70 percent of Southwest France. French foie gras exports annually to Europe, the United States, China and other places of 20,000 tons. At present, China, Japan and other places have banned the import of foie gras from France.
The controversial French foie gras
Foie gras is French cuisine signs, at the dinner table upscale French restaurant, foie gras is one of the most expensive of the most traditional dishes in France, after eating foie gras is often served with fried sauce over low heat slightly, its creamy Ruannen oil rich and juicy taste is unable to stop.
Despite the protests and warnings from health experts and conservationists it never stopped, but the French food lovers and connoisseurs from around the world to pursue foie gras has never been reduced. Interim injunction issued by the French foie gras to make this species controversial ingredients to return to the cusp.
Boasts elegant French people treat when geese never relent. For the production of foie gras goose was thrown into tiny cages unable to move, only to reveal rows of iron bars outside the neck, farmers three times a day early in the evening will a 20-30 cm long iron pipe line from the goose's throat to the stomach, it is coming down the equivalent of four times the normal food intake of a mixture of corn and other feed.
Some geese are forced to eat until death, mouth and even his mouth food, the surviving goose tail also has inflammation, ass bleeding and other symptoms, so cruel force-feeding is to get an exception hypertrophy of foie gras.
After four weeks of fattening process, goose grow a fatty liver hypertrophy normal foie gras weighs about 150 grams, and after filling feeding food goose liver with at least 650 grams or more, up to 2 kg. Full piece is oily fatty liver among slaughter was carefully removed intact, used for cooking top foie gras dishes.
Foie gras ban have gone back
Fill goose cruel to let diners difficult peace of mind. << Findings Monde >> French polling organization showed that 47 percent of French people in favor of banning the production of foie gras in the process of force-feeding of ducks and geese, while the French foie gras Committee the report shows that every year nearly half of French households buy foie gras.
Contradiction is not only French, foie gras bans in other regions also gone back, pops her face.
In 2004, when he was governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation for the purpose of protecting animal rights, banning the production and sale of foie gras that time to prepare a buffer of suppliers of a 7 and a half years, since the 2012 Act take effect from July 1, the sale of such dishes restaurant will be fined up to $ 1,000.
And in January 2015, a judge revoked the prohibition of the sale of French foie gras in California decree, let foie gras to return to California table.
There are similar Chicago and California. In 2006, Chicago had to ban the production and sale of foie gras, until 2008, has been criticized because the ban was revoked.
Currently, the global ban on the production of foie gras countries include: Argentina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom note that just banning the production, is not prohibited sales of the world's only comprehensive national ban foie gras production and sales turned out to be - India.Statement: Sina posted this article for more information to pass, does not mean we agree with their views or confirm the description.
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