Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gulf Oyster Safety

OK, I've been remiss, reserved and retracted in terms of dealing with the fallout from the BP disaster, from which I still feel traumatized. I was out on the Gulf within eyesight of the burning rig as it went down, and can remember the horrible smell that permeated the air, accompanied by a burning of the eyes and throat.

What is certain is that the damage from the BP oil disaster will resonate for years, and many of the affects on the Gulf ecosystem are yet to become apparent. Along with that goes the affects on seafood and, hence, consumers health. What we can do is to educate ourselves, and I'd like to do my part in making information more accessible, and encourage information sources to be more diligent and accurate. With that in mind, let's take a look at this website:

An informational site setup by the state to provide test data on all types of seafood. I am in the process of assessing how useful the site actually is, and how to improve its utility. Please do the same.