CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1977
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(Studio) Nation's only producer of saccharin had announced Friday closing for plant as result of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban on artificial sweetener, but later, Sherwin-Williams Company says it's gotten so many rush orders it may stay open through wkend.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban results from study in Canada with regard to bladder cancer in rats. [Dr. A.B. MORRISON - says saccharin being taken off market in Canada as precaution, though it's not imminent hazard.] Based on this FDA (Food and Drug Administration) bans it in US. People in artificial sweetener business find ruling unfair. [Sweet'n Low manufacturer Marvin EISENSTADT - says cigarettes and alcohol, proven to be harmful to man, not off market and people have choice; this case not proven and people without choice, due to ban.] Shoppers begin stocking up. [Lorraine GLEMBY - wants enough to tide her over, but believes ban will eventually be rescinded.] [Pepsi-Cola Company spokesperson Victor BONOMO - talks re: new diet colas.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) may take saccharin off market shelves and make it available by putting it in drug stores.
REPORTER: Sam Ford (WCBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) newsfilm)
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