• Short Summary

    Hundreds of cans of peaches, all containing the artificial cyclamate sweeteners, are due to be destroyed in the United States this week.

  • Description

    1.
    CU cans peaches in supermarket (2 shots)
    0.06

    2.
    CU cyclamate label on fruit (2 shots)
    0.13

    3.
    GV PAN to peach trees
    .19

    4.
    CU peaches stored
    0.22

    5.
    GV interior canning factory
    0.40

    6.
    CU cans of peaches on conveyor belt (6 shots)
    0.56

    7.
    CU man speaks about peaches
    1.20


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: SPOKESMAN: "When the first tests came out last October these were based on tests that were fed to rats, cyclamates that were fed to rats and the dosage was very high. For example the dosage fed the rats equated 575 different dishes of peaches every day for 70 years and of course this is unrealistic. We don't have any customers eating 575 dishes of peaches every day."




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    Background: Hundreds of cans of peaches, all containing the artificial cyclamate sweeteners, are due to be destroyed in the United States this week.

    Last year when the fruit was being grown, most of it in Californian orchards, it was though to be safe to use cyclamates. However reports last October by the Government suggested that cyclamates were dangerous.

    Since the report came out no more fruits have been canned with cyclamates, but million of cases of already canned fruit still remain unsold. These will have to be destroyed.

    The largest victim of this Government plan is California Canners and Growers Association who stand to lose 15 million (7,800 sterling) dollars. The members want the Government to compensate them, as they don't think t he cyclamate tests were correct. A spokesman for the group gave his views.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40JIZQKQ0IWWYWFVGYOP3BZR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA40JIZQKQ0IWWYWFVGYOP3BZR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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