St. Louis, MO. – A national farmers' advocacy group based in St. Louis is supporting a U.S. government lawsuit against the European Union. At issue is the EU's ban on the import of genetically modified foods.
The Bush Administration is filing the suit against through the World Trade Organization, claiming the continent's five-year moratorium on biotech foods is illegal.
Fred Yoder, with the St. Louis-based National Corn Growers Association, says he hopes the EU will voluntarily lift the ban on American biotech products.
Republican leaders met with Missouri Governor Bob Holden Tuesday to urge the Democrat to sign the budget.
Lawmakers are working this week to raise enough money to pay for everything in the budget they passed last week.
Holden has threatened to veto that budget. If that happens, he'll have to call lawmakers back to Jefferson City in a special session to rework the numbers. Missy Shelton prepared this report from Jefferson City.