The Food and Drug Administration is requiring that food manufacturers remove trans fats from foods within three years because of the role of trans fats in obesity and heart disease, among other things. And big food companies–General Mills is the latest–are removing artificial color and flavors from products like Doritos and Lucky Charms. “Food Wednesday” explores the changes in processed foods, and what they mean for the American diet.


  • J. Thomas Brenna Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
  • James Hamblin MD; Health Editor, the Atlantic
  • Michael Jacobson Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

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