Dont eat Washington Oysters!

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  1. swiveltung

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    Beginning next month oyster farmers from Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor in Washington State will start spraying the beach with Pesticide for the first time ever to kill the normal ecology of the beach. They are doing this so they can grow more oysters. Washington provides over 25% of the nations oysters. Logically, all the oyster growers will follow.
    Just say NO to Washington Oysters and for your own health until this is banned again.
     
  2. bonegrubber

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    Oysters: The Oceans Boogers

    ....no problem saying no here OP!
     
  3. bayAreaDude

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    What kinds of pesticide? How do they affect a person's health? Quantities? They're tasty, would take some pretty bad stuff for me to quit eating them.
     
  4. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Silver Supporting Member

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    I'll stick with the Northeast stuff instead.
     
  5. Aran

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    Best post where you're getting this information from. You could be in violation.
     
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    Not the first time - they were using a different pesticide before

    here's a link
    http://www.king5.com/story/tech/sci...-spray-new-pesticide-in-oyster-beds/26611285/
     
  7. swiveltung

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    Been all over the news here in Seattle for a day now. All networks. According to the news it is the first time it's been allowed. They are killing the sand/mud shimp to allow more oyster growth.
     
  8. BarkingTree

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    Actually your wrong this was done with copper sulfate for one in 2001 app. to control abnormal growths of green algae and possibly one other invasive substance. Its not the normal ecology they are looking to control. There is some thru kill of natural inhabitants unfortunately and in time normal flora does reestablish. Its not a rosey picture but it has been done. Green algae tends to deprive O2 to most aerobic creatures anyway so a lot was going to die off IMO.
     
  9. Nevets

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    I won't pay for oysters anyway. They're really easy to catch.
     
  10. stratovarius

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    Always trust Texas Mountain Oysters.
     
  11. 2HBStrat

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    I would be very surprised if officials of the state of Washington would allow applications of pesticides that will be at levels of toxicity to make it into the bodies of oysters......more needs to be known about this. There are strict regulations nationwide about the use of pesticides near bodies of water.....
     
  12. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Roger that.
     
  13. fredgarvin

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    Willapa Bay oysters are far superior to any eastern variety. I love them little guys. I'll keep eating them despite this brain fart of a thread.
     
  14. D Rock

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    Good to know. Guys who want to eat food sprayed with poison....best of luck to you. Darwinism at work.
     
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    They are not spraying the oysters. Oysters do not live on the beach. You failed that simple Darwinian reading test.
     
  16. YYZ

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    East River oysters 4 life, which will probably be shorter than expected.
     
  17. getbent

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    yeah, why go out when you can eat at home...

    we know you go out without a coat JUST so you can get a head cold.
     
  18. orourke

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    Between Fukushima and that crap that poured into the Gulf of Mexico I just stopped eating seafood all together. I'm sure some of it is safe but who the heck knows what's poisoned and what's not.
     
  19. VicAjax

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    Count me in for the East Coast Oysters... Bigger, Brinier, Better.
     
  20. getbent

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    yeah, stuff from the Bronx, maybe down on the east river would be even better!
     

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