Australian Creates Viagra Oysters

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Not Excited

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I'm from Louisiana and love my home state. I'm also a big fan of whacky Australians. Equally, I've got a grudging admiration for wannabe Dr. Frankensteins. So I'm a bit torn about this story in the The Seattle Times about an Australian who's supercharging one of nature's best aphrodisiacs:

"Legend holds that oysters are nature's foremost aphrodisiac, but an Australian oyster farmer is pumping up his crop with a more modern libido booster: Viagra. Word of the so-called 'Viagra Oysters,' stored in tanks full of the crushed-up erectile-dysfunction drug, made global headlines last week and raised health concerns."

If you're wondering why Louisiana would care about this, it's because the state is the No. 1 producer of Oysters in the U.S. and, well, they have strong feelings about their own stock.

"You don't need Viagra in our oysters over here; they work," said Mike Voisin, an oyster distributor in Houma and chairman of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force. "It's the Cajun Viagra."
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