ANNAPOLIS Md. The proposed bill to ban foie gras in the state of Maryland was withdrawn Thursday, the Maryland Restaurant Association said. “The bill was withdrawn in both the Senate and the House, which is a huge win for our industry because we knew this was a bill that would really be the first step toward banning specific foods on menus based on ethical concerns,” said Melvin Thompson, the association’s vice president for government relations. “We knew we had to stop [the bill] and ...

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