10 Food Items You Won’t Believe Got Banned

 No luxury food has courted as much controversy over the years as foie gras. The specially fattened duck or goose liver is prized by chefs for its rich, elegant flavor. Foie gras was banned in California in 2012, but a federal judge overturned the ban in 2015. The buttery, hyperfattened dish is illegal in Israel, Argentina, Australia, India, and parts of the U.S. Why? The production of foie gras is considered inhumane and cruel by animal rights and welfare activists. Foie gras is created by force-feeding birds more food than they would eat in the wild. Over-feeding creates large deposits of fat in the liver.


4. Foie Gras – banned in California since 2012