Bernard Lavergne prepares maize meal to force-feed his geese, Courbiac de Tournon, France, Monday, November 22, 2010.
Maize is mixed with hot water, oil and salt, to aid digestion. From the feeding of his geese to the production of foie gras products, Bernard avoids using any artifical substances, such as additives or preservatives. He believes in producing a pure and natural end product.
Feeding the geese yellow maize gives desired colour to the foie gras.