CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) Congress commission of saccharin study by National Academy of Sciences on declaring moratorium on FDA (Food and Drug Administration) plan to ban artificial sweetener last year, noted. Academy's delivery of study results to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details given of Academy study findings that saccharin is definite carcinogen in lab animals and other results of tests. Study conclusions with regard to claims that saccharin is beneficial to health in control of obesity and as aid to diabetics stated. Sources' report that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) will probably regard results as endorsement of ban on sweetener noted. Response to study by spokesperson for Calorie Control Council, representative diet food industry, quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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