Ahead Of Foie Gras Ban, Duck Liver Prices Double
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. As we have reported on this program, here in California a ban on foie gras goes into effect July 1st. In anticipation, foodies are in a frenzy. They're stockpiling the fatty duck liver and its price has doubled. Animal rights activists are protesting outside restaurants where it's still on the menu. In response, some chefs serving multicourse menus featuring foie gras are taking it underground to secret locations. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.