You’re still eating oysters?
You aren’t alone. Even in the Gulf Coast area, hard hit by the oil spill, people are reportedly eating oysters. But, they may be coming at a higher cost.
A great blog called Where The Locals Eat says that about 70 percent of the nation’s oysters previously came from the Gulf. When the Coast was closed in the wake of the BP oil spill, restaurants had to either take them off the menu or find other options. That, in turn, leads to higher prices.
And, it’s not just oysters—other seafood is impacted as well. But, with the resourcefulness of the American public, alternatives are being found. According to Where The Locals Eat, Texas may become a new source for oysters, and other items are being prepared to fill the holes in the menu.
The Food Channel is bringing you recaps of some of the best stories from around the Web that will help us all learn more about the true situation in the Gulf. Stay with us as the story unfolds and let’s see what the future of food may look like in the wake of crisis.