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As you may have read or heard in the news, Sonoma Foie Gras finds itself in a difficult situation. Due to pressure from Whole Foods, Grimaud Farms decided to cease their involvement with foie gras: effective next week, Grimaud will no longer process and distribute Sonoma Foie Gras products. SFG has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods for "intentional interference with contract". At this point, SFG has not found another slaughterhouse to process their ducks. Grimaud will process the last batch of SFG ducks this Monday; after that, fresh raw foie gras will not be available until SFG lines up another processor.

According to a report in the New York Times, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Sonoma Foie Gras, Rougie (Canada) and D'Artagnan have teamed up to form the North American Foie Gras Producers Association. Their first act was to hire Ag Associates, a lobbying group.
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Originally posted by Dave Tong:
According to a report in the New York Times, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Sonoma Foie Gras, Rougie (Canada) and D'Artagnan have teamed up to form the North American Foie Gras Producers Association. Their first act was to hire Ag Associates, a lobbying group.


Hopefully this new NAFGPA consortium (I am assuming that is their acronym) will wield enough influence & pressure with the slaughterhouses to counteract market factors such as Whole Foods. It will be a sad day for me when I have to scrounge for Foie Gras.
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Originally posted by Alta Skier:

Hopefully this new NAFGPA consortium (I am assuming that is their acronym) ...


That might cause them to be confused with the North American Faux Grass Producers Association.

In the past, I have occasionally confused fois gras with faux grass, much to my detriment (one goes well with Sauternes, while the other is better with Sancerre). They should re-name one of these products.

I am a great beliver in naming products properly.
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Originally posted by 99¢ Boones Strawberry Hill:
foie is one of the most unhealthy items on a menu, and I think it's discusting anyway. Ban it and eat a stick of butter instead.

Somehow I just don’t think that a stick of butter would appeal to my gustatory senses in quite the same manner that foie gras does. Besides, when I eat foie gras I am not thinking about my health. Remember, everything in moderation!!

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