One of the more intense fights at the Missouri legislature in the final weeks of the session centers on a proposal to reform government regulation of the alcohol industry; it's controversial enough that some lobbyists and lawmakers in Jefferson City now refer to it as the "liquor wars."
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A federal court has ruled Ohio's milk labeling law unconstitutional. Food Safety News reports that the ruling came after a two-year legal battle over the state's ban on labeling milk as "rbGH free," "rbST free," or "artificial hormone free". The case is also the first to state that milk from cows no ... More >>
danforthcenter.orgYou may have already seen the news splashed across this morning's Post-Dispatch. The St. Louis Science Center will announce today that its moving ahead with a $9.5 million expansion to create a new exhibition hall. But that wasn't the only science-related news leaked yesterday. ... More >>
Behold a census worker. A census worker won't:sell you Girl Scout cookies (or anything else). stalk you, but he (or she) will knock on your door up to three times. come inside your house. (So, don't even ask.)Still unclear about what a census worker will and won't do? You're in luck! Daily RFT ju ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/cindy47452You may not be aware, but there are high and low seasons for gasoline consumption. (Yeah, it was a surprise to us, too.) The summer driving season ended last week, on Labor Day, and in the resulting plummeting of gas prices, St. Louis ended up with the lowest in the na ... More >>
The public fascination with what the Obamas are eating, including a certain St. Louis pizza joint. (AP)Russia expands its ban on pork imports from the U.S. (Washington Post)European winemakers stop a proposal to allow rosé wine to be made from blending red and white wines. (Guardian)
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.Is coffee recession ... More >>
Yet another call for the government to create a new food-safety organization. (HealthDay News)Ethiopia suspends all exports of coffee. (New York Times)Food costs have decreased, but lower revenues mean restaurants are still struggling. (Reuters)
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.