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Food Safety / Chemical Residues #311913

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Simon) Health risks posed by chemical residues on food and federal government's role examined; use of daminozide on apples cited as example [Dr. Philip LANDRIGAN -notes daminozide's link to cancer.] Breakdown of chemical into poisonous substance explained. [Governor Michael DUKAKIS - explains Massachusetts ban on daminozide.] Lack of federal action despite state moves described; EPA's timetable for completion of its tests cited. Coalition of chemical industry, consumer groups and environmental lobby pushing for more realistic EPA timetable discussed. [Grocery Mfrs. of America spokesperson Sherwin GARDNER - claims chemicals are necessary.] [Massachusetts health commissioner Bailus WALKER - explains implications of prolonged debate on legislature] [EPA spokesperson Douglas CAMPT - defs. agency's inaction.]

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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