ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1977
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) holds 1st public hearing with regard to saccharin ban.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Group of diabetics from Georgia come by train to protest ban, but crowd at hearing is smaller than expected. [Representative James MARTIN - notes lack of proof that people have gotten cancer from saccharin.] Supporters are in min., but they're there. [Federal of Homemakers of American spokesperson James TURNER - says allowing saccharin ban to be rescinded would upset efforts to control chemical environmental] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) adminor. Don. Kennedy says there's been no reason presented to change ban.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson
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