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FDA / Saccharin Ban #493626

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 1977
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) holds public hearings with regard to saccharin ban.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) 1 group of ban protesters comes from Atlanta. Hearings held at HEW headquarters and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) administration Don. Kennedy and others hear testimony. [Norma CUCCI - cites weight watching as reason to keep saccharin in foods.] Few witnesses support ban. [Health Research Group spokesperson Dr. Sidney WOLFE - says there's no scientific evidence of saccharin's aid to weight control.] Ban, as proposed, expected to go into effect in late summer.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Brinkley, David

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