Foie gras is of great interest to both animal rights activists and gourmets. The liver of a goose fed in a special way is considered a delicacy, but the methods of its production anathematize the decency of a person in relation to other living beings.
It is in your best interest not to eat foie gras in any case, and there are 6 reasons for this.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, and this must be remembered if there is a desire to eat a fatty liver. Any food whose calories are more than 80% fat is bad for the body. And, if you hear that the fat in foie gras is similar to avocado or olive oil, don’t believe it. Animal fat is poison.
Pens overflowing with duck and geese waste are degrading the soil, and the air is spoiled by methane from the killing of birds and the decomposition of their droppings. It is impossible to breed poultry without damaging the soil and water supply.
For the production of foie gras, birds are artificially fed through a tube. It is inhumane to force-feed a living being! The goose’s liver grows to an abnormal size, he can’t even walk. To get the raw material for foie gras, the birds are fed huge amounts of grain, usually corn. Not a single goose can eat so much food on its own.
Needless to say, the fabulous price of foie gras is an average of $50 per pound. This fact alone should speak against the use of the delicacy. Given that people spend money on food and drink on a daily basis, is it worth justifying such an expensive meal?
Can someone who ate liver as a child say they liked the taste of it? It has long been considered a good source of vitamins and iron. But the liver is the “filter” of the body. It contains all the harmful substances digested in the intestines. It seems that this fact does not add appetite.
Conclusion: there are better things to eat
An alternative to foie gras is a fresh vegetable salad with olive oil or avocado. Unlike liver, these foods are rich in monounsaturated fats, are healthy, and have a lively, subtle taste. And most importantly – nightmares about tortured birds will not haunt you!