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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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 The Canadian Press 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 6196283 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan to ease limit on Mexican pork imports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140724/japan-ease-limit-mexican-pork-imports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan will ease its limit on Mexican pork imports that was imposed following an outbreak of hog cholera in the Latin American country in October 2000, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.</p> <p> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will embark on a five-nation tour of Latin America from late this month, is expected to announce the decision when he meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday. They will also likely confirm the start soon of a review of a free trade agreement that came into force in 2005, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</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/kyodo-news-international/140724/japan-ease-limit-mexican-pork-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offal Kyodo News International Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Kyodo News International 6214070 at http://www.globalpost.com