House Springs, MO – Environmental agencies are trying to extinguish a second mulch fire that is still smoldering in Jefferson County, south of St. Louis.
The Environmental Protection Agency says earth-moving equipment is headed for Charlie's Scrap Metal in House Springs. Local contractors will cap the pile with nearly three feet of dirt. After the pile is extinguished, it will be dug and separated. The state of Missouri will also remove tires that are within the nearly two-acre pile.
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.