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Jul 29, 2012

Francois Hollande vows to defend foie gras

Pâté of Duck Foie Gras
Photo: Cellier du Perigord, Salat
On 1 July 2012, the state of California banned the sale French delicacy pâté of foie gras on the grounds of animal cruelty. French President Francois Hollande has vowed to defend this classic French food on the grounds and the principles of free trade.

The French President did not provide any specifics as to how he would "defend the honor of foie gras."  Speaking from a farm in Monlezun, southwestern France, he did say that he would stand by French exports.

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