NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 1977
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(Studio) Acting head of National Cancer Institute, Dr. Guy Marshall, says he doubts saccharin can cause cancer in people, in testimony to House subcommittee with regard to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ban on saccharin.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Some Congmen. have gotten more mail with regard to saccharin and its popularity than with regard to Vietnam war or Watergate. [Representative Barbara MIKULSKI - cites situation of alcohol prohibition and probability of illegal imports from Mexico and Caribbean.] [Representative Andrew JACOBS, Junior - says without freedom to choose saccharin many will have freedom only to be fat.] [Representative James SCHEUER - asks why saccharin not safe if it has been in use for 80 years with no recorded ill effects.] [Acting commissioner of FDA, Sherwin GARDNER - it's not known 1 way or other.] Congress will probably pass law allowing supermarket sale of saccharin.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell