Oysters Are Here To Save The World!
OK, perhaps a bit of hyperbole, but a terrific story at TheGuardian.com tells us how Oysters can, indeed, help the fight against climate change and rising sea tides!
They report that a new effort is underway to use Oyster shells to shore up the foundation of one of New York’s most threatened landmarks!
“Dozens of restaurants in the city are donating their oyster shells to support restoration projects like Living Breakwaters, a $107m effort to shore up the disappearing coastline of New York City’s Staten Island.”
The Guardian’s terrific story goes on to report:
“The project will consist of nearly a half-mile of partially submerged breakwaters, strategically covered in recycled oyster reefs. As those reefs grow, the project’s designers hope they will help control flooding and coastal erosion while providing new habitat for abundant aquatic life.”
Yes, a single Oyster can help save the world! Much of New York’s southern tip of Manhattan was built on top of tons of Oyster shells, so why not do it again?
You can read the entire story by The Guardian by clicking here:
As many of you know, I LOVE OYSTERS:
I love them freshly shucked, but also in a Oyster Stew, pan-fried and even in an Oyster Po’boy sandwich!
Here is a book that celebrates the history of oysters with tons of great recipes – click for more!
If this has you craving a few Oysters, I understand completely. But even if a fresh bivalve isn’t to your liking, there are other ways to “go oyster!”
Yes, it’s an Oyster makeup kit!
Click here to see this wild, inventive and really cool looking product in action!
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I love oysters and I love this initiative – a win-win!
Hi John, this is so innovative. Thanks for sharing.
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I love oysters too, fresh or baked. Great taste, and a great idea.
Best wishes, Pete.
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oh, I like where this is going!
Fascinating and hopeful!
How bizarre and a brilliant idea.