CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 11, 1978
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(Studio) Report on recent discovery of leaves kept perfectly preserved by nature for millions of years
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) New York Botanical Gardens photos shown. Details given about scientists discovery of perfectly preserved leaves along roadcut in southe. Oregon and potential for food preservation if secret of leaves preservation can be unlocked. [New York Botanical Gardens spokesperson Dr. Karl NICKLAS - notes nutrient value of crackers stored several years ago in fallout shelters is almost nil and that 16-22 million-yr.-old leaves are very well preserved. Describes potential for food preservation.] Initial evidence about leaves' preservation and other discoveries made through study of these leaves outlined.
REPORTER: Charles Crawford
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