Few things in the world are making me as annoyed as the BP Oil Spill. I know I’m not alone in this, and I suspect most of you are well aware of what’s been going on. If not, this video from Time provides a pretty good overview.
The oil spill is going to do some serious damage to Gulf food culture: “of some 136 species or stocks of fish and shellfish from the Gulf that have been historically featured in regional seafood markets and restaurants, 125 are projected to have been directly impacted by oil contamination.”
“Toxic Soup” is a Change.org series focusing on how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacts the Gulf’s seafood industry and marine life. Topics include the effects on shrimp and oysters, plus the various efforts to reduce the damage.
In addition to everything else, this week the oil spill shut down the nation’s oldest oyster-shucking company.
Some restaurants are doing their part this weekend by participating in Dine Out for the Gulf Coast.
The Atlantic has 3 lessons food marketers can use to combat their crisis, obesity.
To lighten the mood, my favorite BP Oil Spill parody thus far: