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Introduction to Foie Gras and its Cultural Value Research Paper

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Introduction 

           It’s not a debatable fact that food is the reason life exists on earth.

Nevertheless, the production, consumption, and the effects of food on the lives of people and the environment are subject to many issues and controversies. Consequently, in the multiple disciplines dealing with food and other related subjects, the political, economic, anthropological, and environmental implications of different foodstuffs and their production have been the focus for many stakeholders (Pollan, P. 174). These debates and controversies, however, mainly focus on animal-based foods whose environmental and cultural aspects are more relevant to human life (Pollan, P. 89a). The treatment of animals during and before the preparation of food and the production of food derived from animals is a thorny issue for animal rights activists (Milligan, P. 156). The economic and cultural significance of food, however, outplays the controversies and political intrigues arising from food production, preparation and consumption practices. This paper explores foie gras, a delicacy in contemporary society with rich historical origins, cultural importance, and extensive economic and political implications. Thus, the paper addresses the economic, political, anthropological, environmental, biological and cultural aspects of foie gras in this regard.

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