REBROADCAST MARK CARO – The Foie Gras Wars

    [REBROADCAST] In the summer of 2007 Philadelphia, in addition to other cities, was making headlines for what our guest MARK CARO calls The Foie Gras Wars. Some people consider foie gras – French for the fatted liver of a duck or goose – inhumane, as the process of fattening involves force-feeding corn to farm-raised birds through a funnel down their throats. Activists are still battling the treatment of ducks and geese and are continually organizing to have foie gras banned. Our guest, Chicago Tribune writer MARK CARO has chronicled this ongoing debate in a recent book, “The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World’s Fiercest Food Fight.” Listen to the mp3

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