NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 21, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield blames food processors for high price of bread and meat. Supermarket chain fights prices.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Lanham, MD) Meat is perishable food exempt from price controls, and prices have soared. Giant Food Store chain tells customers not to buy meat; to buy substitute high protein foods (chicken, cheese, fish, etc.), forcing prices down. [Giant Food, Esther PETERSON - advocates boycott of meats.] [Cattlemen's Assoc., C.W. MCMILLAN - says if consumers boycott meat, cattlemen will be discouraged from producing it, and shortage will result.] Price Commission Chairperson C. Jackson Grayson threatens controls on meat prices.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham