JUST AS we were celebrating Gurgaon’s emergence as a gourmet destination right in our backyard, the Haryana government decided to wreck the party. And surprisingly, its new excise policy, going contrary to the rationale followed across the world, makes domestic beverages with more alcohol cheaper than beer and wine. And that’s just one part of […]
Does India’s Foie Gras Ban Signal Return of Food Xenophobia, Or A Serious Concern for Animal Rights?
THE Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has banned the import of foie gras into India under an order that was published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary on July 3. Animal Equality, an international animal rights group, at once issued a statement saying its campaign against foie gras, which focused on gavage, the method […]