Md. restaurateurs fight foie gras ban bill

ANNAPOLIS Md. Maryland Restaurant Association officials expressed hopes during a state Senate hearing on Tuesday that a proposed statewide ban on the sale of foie gras would be killed before the legislation is put to a vote on March 11.

If the bill passes, Maryland would become the first state to put into effect a ban on the sale, production and transport of foie gras. The law would go into effect later this year. In 2004, California outlawed the production

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