Foie Gras Wars: Focus on Change

Foie Gras

July 1, 2012, came and out went foie gras in California — or did it?

Chances are, that like Chicago’s ban, the law will find itself revoked.

But even if not, chefs will find ways around the ban.

More importantly, does the ban open the door to more food laws?

Will foie gras foes move on to ban other kinds of meats?

Super Chef believes a number of alternatives might make better campaigns for PETA-philes:

  • Wouldn’t it be great if they moved on to fight sugary drinks – joining New York’s push to tax soda and other sugar-laden drinks?
  • Wouldn’t it be great if they fought transfat in grocery products?
  • Wouldn’t it be great if they fought junk food vending machines in schools, and poor school lunches?
  • Wouldn’t it be great if they fought to eliminate hunger and reduce obesity?

Super Chef calls on all the foes of foie gras to use their energy and political might to make changes in our diets that go beyond some specialty food for the elite.

(Click here for previous coverage of foie gras on Super Chef.)

About Juliette Rossant

Juliette Rossant is an American author, journalist, and poet. Following publication of her book Super Chef (2004), she began an online magazine... (more)