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CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) IN prepares legislature making saccharin legal in state if government ban goes thru; details noted. Controversy conts. as search for new artificial sweeteners goes on.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Present sales and future prospects for diet food companies, like Kirsch No-Cal Corp., which makes diet drinks, noted. [No-Cal Corporation president David KIRSCH - notes attempts to find another sugar substitute.] Weight Watchers International does same; at headquarters, chef tries new recipes using lowest calorie natural sugars. Ban has produced problem for dieters and especially for diabetics, many of whom can have no sugar at all. [Diabetic John CEGAR - he'll be unable to have any sweeteners.] [Past pres. of American Diabetes Association Dr. Max ELLENBERG - says opponents feel there's no clinical evidence of harm from saccharin, based on 80 years of use by millions of people.] Possible successors to saccharin listed: Aspartame, Neo-DHC, Monellin, Fructose.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

Cronkite, Walter;
Landay, Jerry

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