Foie gras lovers in California can rejoice after a federal judge on Wednesday blocked the state’s ban on the sale of the fatty duck and goose liver. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson permanently blocked the state attorney general from enforcing the law that took effect two years ago, finding that the federal government’s authority to regulate foie gras and other poultry products supersedes the state’s. California barred farmers from force-feeding birds corn with a tube, which is how foie gras is produced. The corn enlarges the livers of ducks and geese in order to make the delicacy.
Judge Lifts Ban on Foie Gras in California