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World Food Conference #231922

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 15, 1974
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[Netork joined by local station at 5:30:20.] Walter Cronkite (DC)

(Studio) President Ford refuses to commit United States to extra emergency food aid despite US delegates' plea at world food conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) [Agriculture Secretary, Earl BUTZ - defends administration's stand.] [Environment and Dvt. Institution David RUNNALLS - believes United States has lost chance to end conference on worthwhile, upbeat note.] [Tanzania delegate Joseph MUNGAI - expresses disappointment over United States decision.] [White House cnsl. Anne ARMSTRONG - says US has nothing to apologize for; United States at conference for long-term investment in future.] [BUTZ - says United States role in feeding starving nations can be compared with any family who helps poorer relatives financially - they never get enough.] Poor nations want positive steps taken by United States now.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hints United States may still make large food aid contributions but is stonewalling any specific pledge to keep speculators from driving up price of grain.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) 1 out of every 10 people in Africa malnourished. [Case West Reserve John RICHARDSON - discusses possibility of catastrophic famine in 21st century.] 3/4 of world's hungry concentrated on Indian subcontinent. What United States does with food surplus has much to do with world hunger problem. [Overseas Dvt. Council Lester BROWN - says if Americans ate 1 meatless meal each wk., several million tons of grain could be saved to help feed hungry.] [Ford Foundation Dale HATHAWAY - doesn't think large amts. of grain can be made available to needy cntrys. on large-scale basis; reasons given,] Unless world population growth stabilized, worldwide famine almost certain to occur. [John RICHARDSON - says food and population linked together.] Another solution in, solving world hunger lies in doubling crops grown in hunger-stricken nations themselves. Hunger in other cntrys. inevitably translates into higher prices for food in US.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) On scaled-down version, United States wheat deal with USSR goes through
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:08:10

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