NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 1969
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern wants government regulations on food additives overhauled. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) tests show brain damage to mice. Nutrition advisor, Dr. Jean Mayer, predicts MSG to be removed from baby foods. Heinz, Beechnut, and Gerber baby food mfrs. agree to remove MSG.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No Location Given) [Dan. GERBER - says don't believe we could have been responsible for difficulties with tacit approval of pediatric association]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) studies other food additives. Has been no testing of most additives since put on list. [MAYER - says FDA (Food and Drug Administration) hasn't had support to do a thorough job.]
REPORTER: Paul Friedman
(Boston, Massachusetts) Dr. Herbert Schaumburg researched MSG, and found it precipitated headaches. [SCHAUMBURG - tells of calling FDA (Food and Drug Administration) after MSG tests. Told them in January I felt MSG as toxic as cyclamates, but nothing happened yet.]
REPORTER: Dean Brelis
(Chicago, Illinois) [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Commissioner Herbert LEY, JR. - says MSG on "grass" list. No comment.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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