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Nader Report, The
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Broadcast: 1970, Beginning Nov. 7th.

The Nader Report is a series of eight half-hour investigations into the causes and effects of deceptive advertising, water and air pollution, pesticides, food additives, and the unhealthy relationship between industry and federal regulatory agencies. The host is Raplh Nader.

Ralph Nader on consumer issues - investigating everything from advertising to air pollution. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

Program centered around the 1970 book The Chemical Feast: Ralph Nader’s Study Group on the Food and Drug Administration, written by regulatory and public affairs attorney Jim Turner. The program is a harsh condemnation of the United States FDA relative to governmental practices, or lack there of, of informing consumers of the nutritional information, and actual ingredients, of the food they consume. 1970.

Program looks in depth at salt and MSG in baby foods, and the FDA’s stance on cyclamates.

Produced by Richard Witty; Executive Producer Donald Fouser. 1970.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Witty, Richard (Producer)
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