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Accounting for a Manmade Disaster in the Gulf, a Year Later

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

We will not escape in this lifetime the effects of such a tragedy. We need much better regulation of the oil and gas industry and stronger enforcement standards if we are to drill in the first place.

Po' Boys & The Hope Diamond Of Chicken Sandwiches

Josh Ozersky | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Whitewashing Scientific Misconduct at the Department of the Interior: Into the Intellectual Wilderness

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A report on the Point Reyes National Seashore debacle from the Department of the Interior has been released that acknowledges the scientific arguments of damage from the oyster farm are false.

Louisiana Takes Precautions for Mississippi River Flooding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The oyster industry, deflated by river diversions during the BP spill, is bracing for more complications if the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened. Too much fresh water kills oysters.

San Francisco's Farmers Market: No Place Better to Learn Where Your Food Comes From

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Welcome to The Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market on San Francisco's wharf. It's a California certified Farmer's Market that connects consumers with California producers.

Oysters On The Half Shell

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claire Thomas

I'm not quite Boss Tweed yet, who allegedly downed about 150 oysters in one sitting, but, I'm slowly getting there.

Is It Worth Cleaning the Chesapeake If There Are No More Watermen?

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gary Liberson, PhD

Biologists and regulators are trying to save the Chesapeake Bay, but in doing so they are endangering the local waterman to such a degree that by the time the Bay is saved the fisherman will be gone.

Pier 9: Lobster Hot Dogs And Killer Martinis In Hell's Kitchen

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The piers of New York have long been vibrant marketplaces, from longshoreman unloading their imports while drinking liquor, to Long Islanders unload...

'Oyster Reefs Are Disappearing: Foodies Fine, Ocean Sad'

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Hanlon

85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.

The End Of Wild Oysters? Understanding The Oysterpocalypse

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You know that list of vanishing species you keep hearing about? The one full of species that have been on the earth for millions of years, but that ha...

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.

Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac Foods & Recipes

Saveur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The connection between food and sex isn't hard to find -- it always seems to come up whenever someone slurps an oyster or inhales the aroma of a fresh...

200+ Oyster Varieties Detailed In Oysterpedia iPhone App

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just a couple of months after two foodies launched the Oyster Blog, endeavoring to "explore New York and the World, one oyster at a time," the Mermai...

Chefs' Favorite Oyster Restaurants

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

It's true you can now get oysters all year long, but it's the cold winter waters when oysters store up sugars, resulting in a plumper and sweeter tas...

French Oyster Prices Skyrocket

Reuters | Claude Canellas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Local New York City Seafood? Yes! Kinda. Maybe.

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Hanlon

A number of seafood-centric writers and scientists recently gathered to tackle a not-so-common question: Can New York seafood be local again?

Mermaid Oyster Bar

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Over-the-top sequels can be less than satisfying: Jaws 2's higher body count actually lessened the terrifying suspense of the original, and adding D...

Fishermen Cling To Livelihoods During Spill Recovery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's commercial fishermen are "disaster veterans," trying to hang on, while the local seafood industry struggles to recuperate from BP's oil sp...

How Fast Can John Bil Shuck Oysters

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

You're not going to believe this one. When I watched this guy John Bill shuck oysters in this video, even I thought it was in fast motion. It isn't. T...

Beaches: Bergman's The Seventh Seal & the Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Stefan Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stefan Beck

As a woefully unproductive waste of soft tissue, I spend a great deal of my time--most of it, really--eating unhealthy foods and watching appalling mo...

Gulf Fishermen Five Months Later: Still Bearing the Brunt of BP's Oil Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The well may be sealed, but the hard work of recovery goes on. And local fishermen are paying the price for this prolonged disaster with their health and livelihood.

Twain's Feast: America's Vanished Foods

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.

PHOTOS: 9 Tasty And Sustainable Sushi Selections

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Americans have developed a healthy appetite for fish and sushi, but this appetite can come at a cost. Overfishing has put the future of many species a...

Tasting Oyster Stouts

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Oyster stouts are exactly what they sound like: brewers shuck in five or six bivalves per barrel during the brewing process. By the time the beer is d...

Seafood Safety: Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued a technical publication. How many of these "lessons learned" have actually been incorporated into the current response to the Gulf oil spill?