[Vision2020] Co-op Official: Market Does Not Sell Foie Gras

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Sep 8 14:58:42 PDT 2006

>From today's (September 8, 2006) Moscow-Pullman Daily News with a special
thanks to Vera White.


INK: Co-op official: Market does not sell foie gras 

By Vera White 
Published: 09-08-2006 

The INKster, in her role as Myth Buster of the Palouse, was asked by Moscow
Food Co-op Newsletter Editor Bill London for her assistance in "killing a
vile rumor" circulating that the Co-op furnished foie gras to Moscow's new
West of Paris restaurant, owned by Francis Foucachon. 

"Here's the mantra again," Bill wrote in an e-mail. "The Co-op does not sell
foie gras. Never has. Never will." 

Bill included additional information from Co-op General Manager Kenna Eaton:

"The Co-op has a clear commitment in selling only meat that has been raised
in a humane fashion. If you want to know specific information about the
sources of the meat sold here, go to the meat department and talk to our
meat manager Scott Jaklin. He has reams of information, affidavits,
certifications and such on all the sources. 

"Of course, it is possible that the owners of West of Paris purchased
various ingredients at the Co-op for their restaurant. It would make sense.
The Co-op is near his restaurant, carries high-quality food and fresh
organic produce. However, just to make my point again - WE DO NOT SELL FOIE

As covered in an Aug. 23 article in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, the flap
over the fatty liver delicacy began when Megan Prusynski, a local activist
with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society of
the United States, began efforts to organize protests against serving this
controversial item. 

In a recent posting on the Moscow Internet listserv Vision 2020, Prusynski
vehemently denied she was "choosing to pick on" the restaurant because of
Foucachon's connection with New St. Andrews College and Christ Church. 

For some reason, the INKster found it amusing that with all the issues
facing the church, Doug Wilson and crew would have to take a position on
foie gras - an item NOT sold at the Co-op. 


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Vandalville, Idaho


"It doesn't require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless
minority keen to set brushfires in people's minds"

- Samuel Johnson  [1709-84]


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