Pioneering Researcher Rejoices Over FDA Trans Fats Order05:41

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Fred Kummerow has spent nearly six decades researching the health dangers of artificial trans fats, which the FDA yesterday ordered phased out of foods like microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, cakes, cookies, pie crusts, stick margarine, ready-to-use frosting and coffee creamers.

Kummerow, who turned 100 this year, told The Washington Post, "science won out." We listen back to an interview Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson did with Kummerow in 2014.


This segment aired on June 17, 2015.

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