Crisis as mystery illness hits oysters

July 12, 2008 — France’s shellfish industry is facing its worst crisis in 40 years after stocks of young oysters have been decimated by a mystery ailment. Full Report at the Herald Sun

Take note that the article mentions how oyster supplies this year aren’t at risk — just the ones for 2009, 2010, and 2011. With declines in grain production, mysterious contamination of food imports, and animal health issues, the next few years could get very lean. We suggest you stock up now. — PID