Foie gras: Do you avoid eating any food items for ethical reasons?
- January 12, 2011 10:20 AM |
- By POV
(Bob Edme/Associated Press)
By CBC News
The organizers of Ottawa's Winterlude festival have opted to leave a controversial food off the menu of its opening dinner, and the Canadian chef famous for preparing it out of its kitchen.
Montreal chef Martin Picard was originally asked to cook for the Feb. 4 Taste of Winterlude dinner at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que., but his use of foie gras -- made of fattened duck or goose liver -- riled some diners and animal rights activists.
Picard backed out in December after being asked to deliver a menu without foie gras.
The delicacy is produced by force-feeding the birds to make a larger, softer liver. Animal rights activists have long objected to the practice, calling it inhumane.
Would you eat foie gras? Why or why not? Are there any foods that you avoid eating for ethical reasons? Let us know in the comments below.
(This survey is not scientific. It is based on readers' responses.)
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