Brazil: Foie gras banned in Sao Paulo restaurants

Most of the foie gras produced in the world comes from France

Most of the foie gras produced in the world comes from France

Legislators in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, have banned the production and sale of foie gras, a delicacy made from the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese.

City councillors said animals go through a great deal of suffering for the production of the pate.

Animal rights campaigners have hailed the move, but some of Sao Paulo’s best-known chefs have voiced concern.

Foie gras, originally a French delicacy, is produced worldwide.

Several countries, including Britain, Germany, Italy and Argentina, have banned its production. But the sale of the pate is still allowed in most of them.

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