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American Agenda (Medicine: Heartguide) #125021

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Mansfield, Ohio: George Strait) Problem of lack of control over health claims made by food manufacturers and development by American Heart Association of its own "HeartGuide" featured; television ads shown; various examples of food health claims examined. [American Heart Association Dr. Virgil BROWN - says people need help.] [C&W Frozen Foods Lisa NOBEL - talks about company's tie-in with HeartGuide program.] Opposition to Heartguide program from food industry, Agriculture Department and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) detailed. [National Food Processors Association John CADY - says many companies can't pay for program.] [MAN - says there are bad diets, not bad foods.] Inaction by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in creating a food labelling system noted leading to American Heart Association's response. [Agriculture Department Dr. Lester CRAWFORD - talks about labelling issue.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Strait, George

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