Missouri's been having a hard time deciding how to kill people. When the European Union caught Missouri using their drug to execute death-row prisoners, the continent threw a fit, threatening to withhold a widely used pain medication from the U.S. Officials delayed scheduled executions and went hun ... More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon announced a new execution drug-of-choice this week, prompting the ACLU to file a first amendment lawsuit over the Missouri's altered lethal injection protocol. It's illegal to release the identities of people involved in executions, such as physicians and pharmacists. When state offi ... More >>
Sue Wallis' Unified Equine announced yesterday that Rockville, Missouri, population 150 or so, would be home to the company's first food-grade horse slaughter plant by the end of the summer. This is the second proposed Missouri location for the Wyoming state senator's plant. Mountain Grove was the f ... More >>
Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, resurfaced in the media recently to hint that her plans for a horse slaughter plant in Missouri continue apace. Wallis claims that the company has designs on a shuttered cattle processing plant in "western Missouri," with the exact location being kept a secret. ... More >>
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." In a less metaphysical sense, the sign of a well-working brain is the ability of multiple networks to work at the same ... More >>
St. Louis woman Michelle Carter alleges that a misleading ad campaign convinced her to give Dial's Complete Foaming Antibacterial Hand Wash a try.‚ÄčA St. Louis woman filed suit in federal court Friday -- alleging that the Dial Corporation made "false and misleading" claims while selling her its foa ... More >>
A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ban a form of Monsanto's GM corn, leading to ambassador Craig Stapleton asking the U.S. to penalize co ... More >>
The European Union hopes to ban the sale of cloned foods and the cloning of livestock in 27 countries. Bloomberg reports that the plan would last five years and give the industry an opportunity to improve the health and care of cloned animals and their surrogate mothers. Who wants a Venti Zinfande ... More >>
The government can't tell people what they can eat, but a new USDA program gives incentive to eat healthy. The Washington Post explains changes in SNAP (the new name for food stamps) that will reward people for eating fruits and vegetables. Participants will receive 30 cents for every dollar they sp ... More >>
The World Development Movement has accused Goldman Sachs of distorting the commodities market, leading to a potential worldwide food crises, a claim the Wall Street bank denies. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tim Jones, who wrote the accusatory report for the anti-poverty organization, explained, ... More >>
Columbia, Missouri's Emergency Umbrella Records -- label home to STL's own Gentleman Auction House, among others -- is facing a massive storage crunch. In other words, they're running out of room to store its back catalog. The fallout? The label's backlog of CDs and LPs might be destroyed. A Faceboo ... More >>
A Virginia man is sentenced to five years in federal prison for illegally importing catfish from Vietnam and selling it as grouper and other fish. (FIS.com)Can Congress help resolve a dispute between American wine producers and the E.U. over the terms used on labels? (AP)Food fight! Sara Lee sues Os ... More >>
In today's news: Whole Foods has support in Congress, China bans substances from food, AB InBev loses a court battle and Iron Chef America for the Wii.
In today's news: More money to help with the food crisis, the tricky "health halo," and a dispute over reindeer meat at Ikea.
Or is Brussels the old St. Louis?
Photo: Nick Lucchesi On the off chance you didn't hear the news last night -- or see the V-E Day-style headline in today's Post-Dispatch -- Anheuser-Busch has accepted InBev's $52 billion (or $70 a share) takeover bid. This creates not only the world's biggest brewer, but also a situation of some d ... More >>
Snow Day! Photo: Ian Froeb Does eating "conventional" (i.e., not "organic") produce really expose you to dangerous pesticides? A new study claims it does. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) New food labels in the European Union seek to combat obesity. (International Herald Tribune) Earlier this week, M ... More >>
www.allposters.com The European Union's food-safety authority says meat from cloned animals is safe. As we learned last week, the FDA is expected to approve the sale of cloned-animal meat and milk soon. (Daily Mail) Researchers warn that the sorbitol in sugar-free gum could make you ill. (Daily T ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Hope you had a great holiday. Hey! Look! Another ground beef recall. This one doesn't seem to involve Missouri or Illinois, though. (AP) en.arocha.org European Union officials are concerned that genetically modified corn may harm butterfly populations. (New York Times) A new study sugges ... More >>
In this week's issue of the New Yorker, Tom Mueller looks at the history of adulterated olive oil in Italy from Ancient Rome through today. Here's a little context: www.lifeinitaly.com In 1997 and 1998, olive oil was the most adulterated agricultural product in the European Union, prompti ... More >>
The stateís winemakers and food producers arenít exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.
Hollywood pounces on 6-6-06 with a needless Omen revival
Week of March 16, 2006
We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth
Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street, 314-772-4710
Help the Contemporary Art Museum celebrate its first anniversary in style
Missouri gives cement giant Holcim a permit to pollute
The scribes of the Jewish Book Fest
Tragic as his story might be, convicted killer isn't living in a perfect world
When the Benetton clothing company dared to humanize death-row inmates in a $20 million ad campaign, Attorney General Jay Nixon threw a fit. Then he played right into their hands and sued them.
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
"Around the world, gypsies have historically been victims of rejection and abuse"