An Australian oyster farmer is facing stiff opposition, as he tries to sell shellfish infused with the anti-impotence drug, Viagra.
George May apparently came up with the idea of adding Viagra to the fishy aphrodisiac after he had prostate cancer surgery that could have left him impotent.
In a patented process, the oysters are reared in a tank of normal water, and transferred into a solution of Viagra, where they absorb the little blue pill's active ingredient.
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which makes Viagra, said it was a prescription medicine which was not to be used frivolously.
The company has served papers on Mr May aimed at stopping him using the trademarked name.
Meanwhile, food safety experts said it would be hard to get the oysters on the market because they had been contaminated, albeit deliberately.
- NEWSTALK ZB