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Msg Controversy #200815

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 1969
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(Studio) H.J. Heinz, Gerber, and Beechnut Baby Food Mfrs. to withdraw monosodium glutamate (MSG) from market Tests have shown brain damage to mice.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) takes belated look at food additives. MSG used to enhance flavor. [Cmsnr Herbert LEY - says National Academy of Sciences helping with study.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Saint Louis, Missouri) [Washington University Research Psychiatrist Dr. John OLNEY - tells of finding brain damage in dose comparable to what babies get. Shows how 1 mouse got obese from brain damage.]
REPORTER: Ronald Bonn

(DC) [LEY - wants evidence confirmed by others in at least 2 species.] [White House Nutrition Expert Dr. Jean MAYER - says MSG should be removed. Adds nothing beneficial to baby food and may be a risk.] How adequately have nation's foods been policed?
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Bonn, Ronald;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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