Cecil Forsberg

Inventor of the Enviropig

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Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and inventor of the Enviropig

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In much of the world, genetically engineered crops, including soybeans, corn and canola, are part of the basic diet.

From Genetically Modified Crops to Fish and Farm Animals

In much of the world, genetically engineered crops, including soybeans, corn and canola, are part of the basic diet.

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