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Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

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Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

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Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

Britain Wants U.S. To Lift Its Ban On Haggis

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The U.S. has banned the import of Scotland's national dish for decades because it contains sheep's lung. Britain will make the case to the U.S. Agriculture secretary to lift that ban on haggis.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. As Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns hailed Scotland's national dish, haggis, as the great chieftain of the pudding race. But the U.S. has banned the import of haggis for decades because it contains sheep's lung. Today, Britain will make the case to the U.S. agricultural secretary to lift that ban so Americans, too, can enjoy a dish made of lungs, heart and liver encased in sheep's stomach. It's MORNING EDITION.

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