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Food Prod. / Surplus / Famine / Nutrition #252761

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) Growth of world's population and ability to feed it is continuing problem. Some areas face famine, others surplus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Marshall, OK) Report on wheat surplus in US. Agriculture Department predictions for this year's crop, present prices and effects noted. [Farmer Roy BEEBY - cites problems in industry] [Farmer Paul SCHLER - doesn't know how they'll hold out.] Storage problems noted; in Marshall, wheat's dumped on main street to await storage space. Effect of situation on consumer prices cited.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) At time of World Food Conf. in Rome in 1974, Gerald Ford asked National Academy of Sciences to look into problem. Results of study by National Research Council are sent to White House today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Council report says famine can be avoided if ntns. begin to work together now. [Chairperson Harrison South BROWN - cites gravity of problem.] Other details of report noted.
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) American diet gets criticism from Senate hearing looking into possible links between junk food and mental problems.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Testimony concerns junk food diets and nutritional problems and their relationship to mental problems. Points of testimony noted. Dr. Michael Lesser of Berkeley, California, questions pkging. of foods. [LESSER - notes findings with regard to cancer, early senility and schizophrenic syndrome in relationship to plastics, aluminum and copper.] Witnesses agree Americans are too cavalier with regard to food.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Walker, Hal;
Webster, Don

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