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Foie Gras Temporarily Banned in France

Foie Gras Temporarily Banned in France

1st Jun 2016

France has banned Foie Gras and all use of duck in farms for the next 3 months. This comes in response to a strain of bird flu discovered in duck in a farm in Dordogne. As a result an estimated 4000 people have gone unemployed while the farms have to manage the cash problems brought about by their new lack of income. Though Frances government says they will compensate for the approximately $150 million loss the farms will be suffering.

As France produces around 75% of the duck in the world this will leave a huge impact on the food world. It's estimated that the price of Foie Gras will rise exponentially with the new lack of duck in the world.