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Is Climate Change Making Oyster-Eaters Sick?

Climate change and global warming have been blamed for a lot of things, but one possible link between warming sea water and food-borne illnesses could be awfully depressing to folks who enjoy chowing down on raw oysters. [More]

Gulf Oil Spill Shutting Down 134-Year-Old Oyster House

Gulf Oil Spill Shutting Down 134-Year-Old Oyster House

Though BP may be not dragging their feet as slowly on getting out payments to businesses crippled by the huge oil slick that used to be the Gulf of Mexico, that money can only go so far toward keeping established businesses above water. [More]

Are Oysters A Vegan-Friendly Food?

Are Oysters A Vegan-Friendly Food?

Start your engines, ethicists: Can oysters feel pain? If they can’t, does that mean vegans can go ahead and chow down on the slippery bivalves? Since they have no central nervous system, like other animals vegans don’t eat, Slate writer Christopher Cox, a self-proclaimed vegan who eats oysters, says its open season on the tasty delights. [More]

Oyster Lovers To FDA: Kindly STFU And Leave Our Deadly Snack Alone

Oyster Lovers To FDA: Kindly STFU And Leave Our Deadly Snack Alone

Eating raw oysters from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico can and does kill people. Not a lot of people. But it does kill people. The FDA recently was forced to back off from a plan to ban these oysters pending more research into how to keep them from killing said people. Apparently, oyster lovers are a motivated bunch.

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Certain Raw Oysters From Washington State

FDA Warns Consumers Not To Eat Certain Raw Oysters From Washington State

The FDA has issued a warning not to eat raw oysters from the southern tip of Hood Canal in Washington state. Oysters from the Hood Canal have been linked to an outbreak of vibriosis, a rare illness caused by the Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.

Nominate Packages For ConsumerReports’ Oyster Awards

Nominate Packages For ConsumerReports’ Oyster Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for the annual Consumer Reports “Oyster Awards!”