We are really sure about what we eat? Chefs and gourmets have praised for centuries the goodness and delicacy of goose and duck foie gras, excellent European traditional preparation. But not everyone knows where this product comes from.
The foie gras is the goose liver obtained by overfeeding and fattening birds such as geese and ducks that are grown and then force-fed in the last period of their lives . They are immobilized to avoid movement, these animals are fed with the aid of long tubes which " inject " the feed directly into their digestive system . This force-feeding , in technical jargon is called gavage , and it allows to bring the weight of the liver to about 1 kg at the steatotic state in a short time.
This " delicacy " is timeless . In ancient Rome, the Empire populations forcibly fattened geese with figs to get bigger and tastier livers. This is a tradition that has come to us and that has allowed the poorer people of the Po Valley to survive abject hunger. Today, our society no longer lives the hardships of hunger and therefore it would be appropriate to revise certain eating habits .... France, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria are the only EU countries that can still produce foie gras. Italy has forbidden this practice in 2001 and so all the product on the Italian market comes from abroad. After the liver is removed, the foreign fat goose meat is considered a by-product and it is sold in markets around the world at very cheap prices.
The commitment of Oca Sforzesca
Innovation, quality and sustainability are some of the pillars of the mission of Oca Sforzesca . Added to these is the focus on animal health and the procedures that allow our goose breeding to yield excellent lean goose meat and healthy delicate goose livers of about 90 g. Wide breading grounds, shelter from the cold during the night and autonomy as far as feed is concerned are the characteristics that distinguish the Oca Sforzesca’s goose meat.
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