Foie Gras For Fun & Profit 2010
The French term foie gras translates literally as fat liver. Foie, French for liver, originates from the Latin word for fig; figs were once used to fatten the livers of geese through a process known as gavage, or force-feeding. Because gavage causes the rate at which sugars are ingested to exceed the rate at which the liver can process them, the liver expands and becomes fatty. Contemporary foie gras is produced through the force-feeding of corn.
As the incidences of childhood obesity rise so too does the frequency of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in children and adolescents. The condition develops when the ingestion of sugars exceeds the processing ability of the body. It may be linked to the consumption of calorie dense processed foods that contain an abundance of high-fructose corn syrup and other corn products. It appears likely that the disease has progressed through food choices made by the primary decision makers in households, those who select and procure food.
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Foie Gras for Fun & Profit was designed and coded by Kelly DONAHEY, music by Eric McCann.