A company based in upstate New York — Hudson Valley Foie Gras – is among the parties that have filed a lawsuit against the state of California seeking to overturn the foie gras ban. HVFG is based not far from where I did my undergraduate work.
Another of my former stomping grounds, the city of Chicago, tried a similar ban a few years ago but it was later overturned after a veritable foodie revolt. Similar attempts have stalled in New York state, home to two of the U.S.’s three foie gras producers.
It should be interesting to see how it shakes out here in the Golden State.