The Pasteur Institute in Lille, France, is one of the most respected institutes in the French-speaking world. Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf, Head of its Nutrition Department, has worked on issues involving palm oil, among other oils and fats.
Understanding the science behind health and nutrition including the role of oils and fats – is critical for an informed debate on public health issues. Dr Lecerf’s studies over 40 years have placed him in an eminent position to educate both professionals and the public on the role of fats in the human diet.
Dr Lecerf also serves as an expert to the French Food Security Agency. He has authored more than 500 scientific papers and 15 books on nutrition. His work is valued both in France and around the world.