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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC MARKETING,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
THOMAS S. FOLEY, Washington, Chairman E DE LA GARZA, Texas,
WILLIAM C. WAMPLER, Virginia, Vice Chairman
Ranking Minority Member WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina
KEITH G. SEBELIUS, Kansas ED JONES, Tennessee
PAUL FINDLEY, Illinois DAWSON MATHIS, Georgia
STEVEN D. SYMMS, Idaho GEORGE E. BROWN, JR., California
JAMES P. JOHNSON, Colorado DAVID R. BOWEN, Mississippi
EDWARD R. MADIGAN, Illinois CHARLES ROSE, North Carolina
MARGARET M. HECKLER, Massachusetts FREDERICK W. RICHMOND, New York JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont RICHARD NOLAN, Minnesota
RICHARD KELLY, Florida JIM WEAVER, Oregon
CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa ALVIN BALDUS, Wisconsin
TOM HAGEDORN, Minnesota TOM HARKIN, Iowa
E. THOMAS COLEMAN, Missouri BERKLEY BEDELL, Iowa
RON MARLENEE, Montana GLENN ENGLISH, Oklahoma
LARRY J. HOPKINS, Kentucky
WILLIAM M. THOMAS, California
JOHN E. HOGAN, Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DOMESTIC MARKETING, CONSUMER RELATIONS, AND NUTRITION
FREDERICK W. RICHMOND, New York, Chairman LEON E. PANETTA, California
STEVEN D. SYMMS, Idaho RICHARD NOLAN, Minnesota
MARGARET M. HECKLER, Massachusetts DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas
CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa
Whelan, Elizabeth, Ph. D., executive director, American Council on Science
to Editor, New York Times.--
Wampler, Hon. William C., a Representative in Congress from the
State of Virginia, letter of August 20, 1980.-
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES REPORT ON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1980
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
CONSUMER RELATIONS, AND NUTRITION
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 1301, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Frederick W. Richmond (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Representatives Panetta, Nolan, Glickman, Harkin, Heckler, and Grassley.
Also present: Representatives Brown and Wampler of the full committee and Waxman of California.
Staff present: Robert M. Bor, chief counsel; John R. Kramer, special counsel; J. Robert Franks, associate counsel; Peggy L. Pecore, clerk; Glenda Knight, Anita R. Brown, Bernard Brenner, Carolyn Cheney, Mary C. Jarratt, Ann Cole, and Thomas E. Adams.
Mr. RICHMOND. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I want to welcome you to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Domestic Marketing, Consumer Relations, and Nutrition. Our hearing this morning and tomorrow morning will be on the National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board's report entitled "Toward Healthful Diets."
I have a brief opening statement which I would like to make merely to put the hearings into focus.
OPENING REMARKS OF HON. FREDERICK W. RICHMOND, A REPRE
SENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Mr. RICHMOND. When scientists clash it is a serious matter. When scientists clash about what the American public ought not to eat in order to achieve longevity in good health, it is a matter of life and death.
The dangers of confusion and ill-advised behavior are substantial. That is why we are here this morning—to see whether we can resolve whom to believe and rely upon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services or the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
In February the Departments, after many years of cautious careful study of the causes of heart disease that kills 50 percent of all Americans who die each year, jointly issued a set of dietary guidelines in