NBC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) World Health Assembly in Geneva, relationship to UN's WHO, said considering guidelines on sale of infant formula. United States stance against actions part of Reagan administration free-trade policy, said possibly to cause resignation of 2 in administration
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) UNICEF film shown. [AID official Dr. Stephen JOSEPH - blames infant formula lobby.] [Eugene BIBB - is critical.] Claims by some that canned formula is risky and breast feeding better in underdeveloped situations noted. 157 ntns. said favoring guidelines. Larry Speakes quoted on issue. Says if code applied in US, it would violate anti-trust laws. [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - says administration feels United Nations should not seek to regulate economy activity.] Reaction of Bibb and Joseph noted.
REPORTER: Bob Kur