CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1969
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(Studio) Report on food additives.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Iowa City, Iowa) Most food treated to look better and stay fresher. Additives in: corn flakes, frozen corn, canned corn, and many other foods. 3,000 additives used today. 3 pounds additives consumed yearly per adult. Additives in baby food to satisfy mother, not baby. In tests, babies ate as much salted as unsalted food. [U. Iowa Dr. Samuel FOMON - says salt in large amts. to infant may predispose him to high blood pressure.] [Gerber Products Company Dr. Robert STEWART - says additives make it a better product. Can't separate baby and mother; fix food for both of them.] Pigs used in additive tests. [Geneticist, Childrens' Cancer Research Foundation, Dr. Samuel EPSTEIN - says there are alternative chemicals with no hazards. Major cancers due to chemicals in environment.] USSR has ban on additives. New agency to police food additives asked for.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson
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