... California's only foie gras producer is Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras, which is going out of business, despite business booming with clients placing bumper orders at $60 a pound in the weeks before the ban starts.
Owner Guillermo Gonzalez told The Daily Telegraph: "Our farm is being forced to shut down at the end of June, and the most unfortunate fact is that science has not been given a chance to play a role in this debate.
"Ultimately, chefs' and consumers' freedom of choice is being taken away. Who knows what food product is next?"
June 7, 2012
"... There have been protests, warnings of future black market bootlegging, and even death threats against non-compliant chefs."