Many Canadian fortunes were made during Prohibition in the 20s and many Latin American fortune have been bankrolled by the American ban on cocaine and marijuana. Could the foie gras ban in California do the same for liver merchants in Nevada?
It seems possible. This week, the Reno Gazette-Journal published a long report on the possible positive impact of the ban on businesses on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe. True, one restaurateur interviewed by the paper said that demand had flared up only immediately after the ban took effect in July. But Laurel Pine, one woman featured prominently in the article, moved her gourmet food business Mirepoix USA this year to Nevada to skirt the ban. She has high hopes for its success.