CBS Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) Dangers of pesticides used on rice crops reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(S.W. LA) [Disguised VOICE - talks about product.] Rice fields shown. Illegal use of toxic pesticide on rice seed explained. Pesticide identification as Azodrin. Dead birds shown. Prod. said legal on cotton and sugar cane, but not rice. [MAN - tells of bird deaths. Says product is dangerous to use.] Aldrin said formerly used, but ruled out as carcinogen. [LA agriculture commission Robert ODOM - explains importance of rice crops to farmers.] [MAN - refuses to sell azodrin.] Rice consumers said not endangered by poison.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg (KLFY-TV, WAFB-TV tapes)
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