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Foie Gras binge in California ahead of state ban

7 June 2012 Last updated at 08:00 BST

Food gourmets in California have embarked on a foie gras binge, before it becomes the first US state to ban the controversial delicacy.

It is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese to fatten their livers.

The decision to prohibit its sale was signed into law by California's then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, and included an eight-year grace period, as Janey Mitchell reports.