Jan 30, 2014

FamilyMart drops foie gras 'bento'

FamilyMart has canceled the launch of a foie gras “bento” (boxed lunch) after receiving complaints from animal-rights activists, a company spokesman said Thursday. “We understand foie gras is a common food in Japan,” a spokesman for the major convenience store chain said. However, the ...

Outcry forces down foie gras reforms

Dec 21, 2013

Outcry forces down foie gras reforms

by Sandra Laffont

Long accused of torture by animal-rights activists, French foie gras producers are admitting they may have gone too far and vowing changes to how ducks and geese are reared, and their livers fattened. They are also promising a new spirit of openness and transparency ...