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Pesticides and Food Safety #307878

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 02, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill Redeker) Conclusions and recommendations of General Acct. Ofc. study on possible health threat from pesticide residue on food stuffs featured; details given, scenes shown. [Environment attorney Al MEYERHOFF - feels government monitoring of nation's food supply is inadequate.] GAO's criticism of FDA's failure to protect public outlined, discussed. [Dr. Philip LANDRIGAN - cites rate of public's consumption of pesticide-contaminated foods.] [National Agriculture Chemicals Association spokesperson John McCARTHY - defs. industry] [Senator David DURENBERGER - cites lack of necessary resources for adequate FDA inspections.]

Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill

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