12 Apr '12, 3pm

Food of love: why 'aphrodisiac' oysters could be the sustainable alternative to meat

Food of love: why 'aphrodisiac' oysters could be the sustainable alternative to meat

It started as a roadside tea shack in 1988 but today Loch Fyne Oysters is a cluster of businesses supplying seafood to British hotels and airlines as well as 42 restaurants, and boasts an online retail site that sends oysters as far away as Hong Kong. The original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, with its simple wood interior and front counter carved in the shape of a Norse long boat with a fancifully carved sea dragon on the prow to bring good luck, sits where it always has – just off the main road leading from Glasgow towards Inveraray in the Scottish Highlands. In the 25 years since it began selling oysters, Loch Fyne has gained a reputation for delivering quality and sustainably sourced seafood – a reminder that good food needn’t cost the earth. I’m sitting with Virginia Sumsion whose uncle Johnny Noble was one of two original co-founders of Loch Fyne Oysters and who has been par...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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