It's the final countdown of the legislative session and Missouri lawmakers were quite productive last night -- giving final approvals to three controversial GOP-backed bills that liberal critics say are an embarrassment to the state.
According to Republican supporters, these bills honor civil liber ... More >>
Why are GOP lawmakers in Missouri worried about a 1992 United Nations agreement that the U.S signed alongside hundreds of other nations? Because they say have proof that this non-binding Agenda 21, a sustainable development effort, poses a serious threat to Missouri residents in 2013.
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Here in Missouri, Republican lawmakers like to propose legislation that stops government officials outside of the state -- like the president -- from imposing their ways here. The latest effort in this category comes from Republican Representative Lyle Rowland, who has a bill that looks beyond the U ... More >>
Last Thursday, incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder sounded a wee bit paranoid while talking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch. The reason: A United Nations-affiliated group will be observing the November 6 general elections here in Missouri and several other states. Such monitors, Kinder ... More >>
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Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
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Nightmare*Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare
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Photo: Emily GoodBob CorbettWhen Bob Corbett woke up at 4 a.m. Wednesday he had no clue what kind of day was ahead of him. The St. Louis native and retired Webster University professor operates a Haiti email discussion list with thousands of subscribers, and at one point, owned the largest p ... More >>
The people of North Korea face critical shortages of food, a new U.N. report warns. (AFP)The thriving business of shipping horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. (Salon)Speaking of controversial meat: Canadian restaurants are serving more seal. (New York Times)
A new U.N. reports finds the number of hungry people has reached an all-time high: 1.02 billion. (Times of India)The future of food and wine...in outer space. (Bloomberg)Yet another reason not to eat shark meat: It might be hiding cocaine! (Monsters and Critics)
A new report finds that chicken is the leading source for food poisoning in the U.S. (New York Times)The U.N. looks at how to tackle the food and climate crises together. (Reuters)Too busy -- or lazy -- to walk from your cubicle to the office kitchen? You need the new desktop microwave. (CNet)
News of the swine flu -- or, as last night's Daily Show brilliantly dubbed it, Snoutbreak -- is coming fast and furious:Neighbors of a Smithfield Foods factory hog farm in Mexico think it could be the swine flu's ground zero. (AP)Smithfield strongly denies any connection. (Daily Press)The United Nat ... More >>
A U.N. official warns that tightened credit markets could lead to another spike food costs. (Wall Street Journal)American chefs are going ga-ga over the Mangalitsa, a Hungarian breed of pig. (New York Times)A Smithsonian conference on seafood sustainability urges consuemrs to eat less tuna, salmon a ... More >>
Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: The International, an anemic thriller/travel porn about the laughably transparent evilness ... More >>