VegNews Daily

Welfare Organizations Sue USDA Over Foie Gras Sale

The groups say the agency has violated a law that prohibits the sale of infected poultry products.

Just months before California’s ban on the sale of foie gras goes into effect, several animal-welfare organizations are suing the US Department of Agriculture in an effort to get the controversial food banned nationwide. Attorneys representing Farm Sanctuary, Compassion Over Killing, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, among others, have filed a lawsuit against the government agency, citing a breach of consumer-health and food-inspection standards. The suit argues that, because foie gras consists of the diseased liver of a duck or goose, its sale violates the Poultry Products Inspection Act, which bars adulterated poultry from entering the food supply. According to the organizations, the consumption of foie gras has been linked to life-threatening conditions such as secondary amyloidosis and type 2 diabetes.

 Comments

Superbug Found in British Supermarket Pork

Bug strain has become endemic on pig farms across Europe due to overuse of antibiotics.
Read More »

Portland, OR Fights Climate Change with Meatless Monday

In a unanimous vote by local government, the city sets forth a plan to encourage citizens to eat more plant-based food.
Read More »

Animal Testing Alternative Wins Major Design Award

Human-like microchips that replicate the function of human organs could replace animal testing.
Read More »

Miley Cyrus Named Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2015

The pop singer—who went vegan last year—wins annual PETA award.
Read More »

Study Finds Ground Meat Often Mislabeled in US

Horse meat and other species found in mislabeled meat products.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »