Offal http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/66185/all en Federal appeals court upholds California's ban on foie gras sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130830/federal-appeals-court-upholds-californias-ban-foie-gras-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York, Canadian farmers had asked judge to suspend ban during court action. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO &mdash; A federal appeals court ruled Friday that California can keep in place its ban on the sale of foie gras.</p> <p>In doing so, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals signalled that a lawsuit filed by foie gras producers seeking to invalidate the California law was on its last legs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130830/federal-appeals-court-upholds-californias-ban-foie-gras-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink French cuisine Law Offal Food & Drink Canada United States The Canadian Press Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:46:00 +0000 5921772 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese gets life in prison for 'gutter oil' profits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/chinese-gets-life-prison-gutter-oil-profits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced a man to life in prison for profiting from the manufacture and sale of polluted cooking oil, derisively known as "gutter oil", state media reported.</p> <p>The Lianyungang Intermediate People's Court in the eastern province of Jiangsu handed down the life sentence on Wang Chengkui, Xinhua news agency said.</p> <p>It identified Wang as "a shareholder and legal representative" of Kangrun Company based in the city of Lianyugang.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131009/chinese-gets-life-prison-gutter-oil-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Law Media of the People's Republic of China Offal oil Xinhua News Agency AFP Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:18:53 +0000 5956045 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan store pulls foie gras lunchbox over animal rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/japan-store-pulls-foie-gras-lunchbox-over-animal-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Japanese convenience store chain has cancelled the launch of its foie gras lunchbox after customer complaints about animal welfare, a company spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>FamilyMart had intended to begin selling the lunchbox containing a meat patty and some foie gras paste for 690 yen ($6.70), but shelved the plan after more than 20 people registered concerns over the way the traditional French delicacy is produced.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/japan-store-pulls-foie-gras-lunchbox-over-animal-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Food and drink French cuisine Japan Offal AFP Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:47:52 +0000 6056828 at http://www.globalpost.com Sex brings bliss for Frenchmen, France's women prefer chocolate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140430/sex-brings-bliss-frenchmen-frances-women-prefer-chocolate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - French men believe sex is the surest route to happiness but for French women the key to felicity is food, according to a poll published on Wednesday.</p> <p>Chocolate, cheese and foie gras, a festive French delicacy made from the livers of force-fed ducks, top the league table of happiness-procuring victuals, the Harris Interactive poll found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140430/sex-brings-bliss-frenchmen-frances-women-prefer-chocolate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Offal Poultry Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:47:26 +0000 6134899 at http://www.globalpost.com India bans foie gras http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/india-bans-foie-gras <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel.</p> <p>"Import policy of the item 'foie gras'... is revised from 'free' to 'prohibited'," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in the notice on its website.</p> <p>An Indian government official could not immediately say Friday how much of the gourmet food the country imported.</p> <p>But animal rights groups said the delicacy was being increasingly promoted by upscale restaurants in the country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140704/india-bans-foie-gras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Offal Poultry Technology AFP Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:50:15 +0000 6196283 at http://www.globalpost.com