Foie duck grasis is a traditional French dish, and with the emphasis on animal rights, foie gras sauce made by forced feeding has drawn criticism. The French team developed foie gras that neednot to be fed, in conjunction with intestinal flora studies, based on the characteristics of large amounts of food eaten before the geese migrate. Remy Burcelin, a researcher at France’s National Institutes of Health, has reportedly developed a way to make foie gras without filling, and the first batch of foie gras produced in this way has only recently been on the market in southwestern France.
The traditional method of making foie gras is regular feeding, which often attracts critical voices of animal cruelty. Busserland teamed up with researchers at the start-up biotech company to find a way to produce foie gras without having to be fed.
Boothland, who studied fatty liver in humans and observed that the gut flora played a role in storing fat in the livers of obese people and diabetics, imagined using the process in animals and doing some experiments, and the team decided to work with friends to set up an experimental farm in the southern French province of Aletges. Raise some geese.
Reported that the Egyptians as early as thousands of years ago found that the geese go to warm places each year before the natural phenomenon will eat in large quantities, this phenomenon in the geese to adapt to the survival of the process, has become increasingly ineffective, the research team has to do is to re-trigger this natural phenomenon.
The team explained: “This overeating phenomenon has two effects, on the one hand, to bring rich energy to the organism, on the other hand, to adjust the intestinal flora, the enzymes in the intestineand and the liver interact with each other, promoting fat storage.” “
After three years, the research team picked out the best species to help geese digest corn and get good foie gras, and the first new foie gras produced in this way was recently launched, with a can of 125 grams costing 124 euros (about 970 yuan).
It was a small revolution for the foie gras sauce industry. As animal rights groups and animal-loving activists voice against feeding, some countries, such as California and India, have banned the sale or import of foie gras made by feeding, some what has spread to France’s foie duck liver sauce industry.
The new foie gras has a better response in the market than expected, and the team hopes to sell the product where there is a ban, raise enough money, and expand the success gained in the geese to the duck population.
The ideal is to produce 2,000 to 3,000 foie gras by 2020, which means 600,000 euros, half of which will be used to build new production plants, Busseran said.