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Oil Plants #250612

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) Some British people try to raise own coffee plants; 1 American tries same plan with another high-priced commodity.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Berkeley, California) University of California at Berkeley chemist Melvin Calvin says he grows plant which has sap like petroleum. Calvin is former president of American Chemical Society and won Nobel Prize for work in photosynthesis. Arab oil embargo began Calvin's present experiment. [CALVIN - cites beginning of experiments and describes plants; says plants won't compete with food crops as they grow in desert.] 2 plants now being experimented with are milk bush and gopher plant. 1st grows wild in Brazil; both would grow in places like arid land of NM. Other details with regard to discovery noted.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Mudd, Roger;
Osgood, Charles

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