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World Food Conference / United States Food Aid #231834

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 11, 1974
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(Studio) Pols. of oil mingle at world food conference in Rome, Italy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Rich oil-producing cntrys. agree in principle on setting up agriculture investment fund if industry nations participate too. Libya offers help if big powers to spend less on armaments; Kuwait pledges 5000 tons of fertilizer to needy cntrys. [Senator Dick CLARK - plans to introduction bill to prohibit use of fertilizer on cemeteries, golf courses, parks, etc. for 1 year 15% of United States fertilizer production goes for decorative purchases.] [Illinois Farm Bureau Dale BUTZ - thinks 3-4% of fertilizer used for decorative purposes.] Bangladesh spokesperson says any fertilizer for decorative uses could be sent to starving cntrys. and used more productively.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Studio) Reports follow on non-agricultural uses of fertilizer in US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) National Park Service uses 217 tons of fertilizer each year to maintain parks in Washington, DC area. Ban on fertilizer for these uses would weaken trees, shrubs, grass.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

(Los Angeles, California) [Hsewife. Mrs. Mary NIEHART - says lawn must be green in her neighborhood; it's unwritten law.] Such United States devotion to green means consumers use 6 million tons of fertilizer per year
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(Studio) Differences within American delegation to Rome soften somewhat. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz urges White House to send additional emergency food aid to world's hungry nations. Report on history of American food aid follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Over last 20 years, United States biggest supplier of food for hungry. [Earl BUTZ - believes responsibility for hungry should be spread more evenly among other nations of world.] United States phases out much of food for peace program. Govt.-owned grain surplus down.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Eric Sevareid to comment further on world food conference later in broadcast.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Peterson, Susan;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:06:20

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