Brazil's Largest City Bans Sale of Foie Gras

Legislators in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, have banned the production and sale of foie gras, a delicacy made from the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese.
City councillors said animals go through a great deal of suffering for the production of the plate.
The Sao Paulo city council has set a fine of 5,000 reais or nearly 1600 dollars for restaurants and bars that break the new law - which will take effect in 45 days.
The law's author Laercio Benko says foie gras is an appetiser for the wealthy, and does not have any health benefits. However, chef Alex Atala countered, How can a city regulate what a person eats? Where will it all end?''



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